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Should Nash Have Been the MVP?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Philosopher, May 1, 2006.

  1. Philosopher

    Philosopher Member

    I think Kobe has done a good job of proving that he's not only the better player--he's more valuable to his team this year.

    Everyone agree the vote would be a lot different if it happened today?

    A picture is worth a thousand words:

  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Who was more valuable during the regular season. That's what matters.

    EDIT: That's what matters with regards to voting since it's done before the playoffs.
  3. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    did faux-real change his name?
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    If the vote happened today, does Kobe kick it in gear and go balls out as he has to prove the point or does he play a solid, selfish game, but doesnt raise the level of his teammates play?
  5. Nothing "matters," it's a pointless award that the NBA designates as such by not offering any voting regulations.

    That said, no MVP voter should ever have to buy dinner in Marina Del Ray again. Phil Jackson owes these guys a great deal, though it's to Jackson's credit that Kobe focused his anger on team goals, rather than trying to average 60 points.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Nash is a good choice.
    Bryant would have been a good choice, although the difference between missing the playoffs last year and making them this year was Jackson.
    Brand would have been a good choice.
    Chris Paul would have been a great choice.
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I thought Kobe should have gotten the award. While I agree Phil had a lot to do with LA making the playoffs this year, I don't think this team makes the playoffs with anyone other than Kobe or LeBron, which is why I would have voted for Kobe.

    I heard Screamin' A explaining why he voted for Nash and I was befuddled. He said dethroning the MVP is like taking out the heavyweight champ, you can't be close and win, you have to knock him out. I understand that logic in the ring, that the benefit of the doubt goes to the champ, but that's not what MVP is. MVP is the most valuable player for that season and that season alone. The previous year has no bearing on the current season and shouldn't factor into the vote whatsoever. To hear someone who has covered the game as long as he has (and as well as he did when he was at Philly) use that rationale was pretty astounding. Say whatever you want about Screamin' A's ESPN personality or his knowledge of other sports, but he paid his dues as an NBA beat writer and really should know better than that.
  8. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I forgot to mention James. He also would have been a good choice for the award.
    So that's five guys I think were deserving.
  9. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    When looking at the numbers, the stats, and the VALUABLEness (yeah, I get it) to their team, there is only one logical choice. And I will give you my ballot, in reverse order:

    5. Dwyane Wade.

    4. Steve Nash.

    3. Chauncey Billups.

    2. LeBron James.

    1. Kobe Bryant.
  10. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Umm, correct me if I'm wrong here, but doesn't the award require that voters identify "the most valuable player"?
    You need additional instructions to go along with that, Fathead?
    So do you need help boiling water, as well?
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    The Mavericks are crap-ola without Dirk. Nowitzki has to be in the conversation, doesn't he?
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I think Dirk's a better candidate than Wade or Billups, but I don't think he's as good a candidate as Paul, James, Nash, Bryant or Brand.
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