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  1. Could LaMarcus Aldridge win MVP? Well, no, but let’s talk about it anyway

    Sep 23, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol

    Welcome to today’s “There’s a week left until training camp and I’d chew my own arm off if it meant I could blog about it” post. Blazers Edge posted a link to a story on Rip City Project on Saturday night. It contained the following passage regarding LaMarcus Aldridge and a possible MVP bid: It…

  2. LeBron James and an award we’ve made hollow

    May 12, 2012, 11:49 AM EDT

    Miami Heat forward James reacts after his second quarter dunk against the New York Knicks during Game 2 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff in Miami

    For just about anyone else winning the NBA’s Most Valuable Award would be a good thing, with no downside. It’s an award that carries legitimate weight, not just in terms of current cultural cache, but longer-lasting greatness in the context of a player’s legacy. It should be cause for celebration. But for LeBron James, it’s…

  3. LeBron says it “would mean a lot” to win third MVP

    Apr 18, 2012, 5:26 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks

    With games like his 17-point run at the end of the fourth quarter against the Nets Monday, and the fact he outplayed Kevin Durant last time they went head-to-head, LeBron James again appears to be one of the front runners for the MVP. It’s going to be Durant or LeBron (Tony Parker, Kobe Bryant and…

  4. Derrick Rose says he doesn’t know anything about being MVP. Yet.

    Apr 30, 2011, 11:37 PM EDT

    Derrick Rose, Charlie Villanueva

    Derrick Rose will be announced as the NBA’s MVP in the coming weeks. We all know it. But it’s not official yet. So it was a bit of a shock when Bulls guard C.J. Watson tweeted Friday: Congrats to drose on winning the MVP he’s played unbelievable this season!!! now just need tibs to win…

  5. Bulls barely, and we mean barely edge Magic without Dwight Howard

    Apr 10, 2011, 4:22 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Orlando Magic

    Bulls 102 Magic 99. This was a fantastic ballgame that will be overshadowed by narratives about the MVP. The questions will be about how the Magic nearly beat the Bulls with Dwight Howard spending a one-game suspension for hitting 18 techs, and what that says about Howard’s MVP candidacy. The other side will respond with…

  6. LeBron James says Derrick Rose is MVP

    Mar 30, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT

    derrick Rose bulls

    I’m not sure there’s really an MVP debate, at least one where the outcome is in doubt. Derrick Rose is going to win it. Like it or not. Complain it’s about the narrative and not the play, or counter Rose is clearly the man leading the best team in the game, make no mistake about…

  7. Jordan reflects on ’91 championship team, and sees same future for Rose’s Bulls

    Mar 13, 2011, 1:15 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 1991 championship team Saturday night. Looking back on it, you could tell Michael Jordan still wishes he was living in that time when the world was his. It’ll always be that way for Jordan, looking back on when his body enabled him to dominate every living…

  8. Race to MVP still has five players in the running

    Mar 9, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Cleveland Cavaliers, Game 5

    Derrick Rose is not your MVP. Not yet anyway. Dwight Howard is still making his case, while LeBron James’ candidacy is limping like the Heat the last five games. But that could turn around. Right now, we don’t know who the MVP is. Which is a good thing. A real race down the stretch is…

  9. The blog post about comparing the NBA and the Oscars

    Feb 27, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT

    Oscar statues at the Kodak Theatre, whic

    You may have heard there’s an award show tonight. The Oscars are always a fun glance into the politics and business of the film industry. And they’re also a fascinating parallel to the MVP race in the NBA. Much like the golden statues, there are no guidelines drawn for the MVP voters. There’s no set…

  10. Chris Bosh thinks Derrick Rose should be MVP

    Feb 25, 2011, 1:33 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

    Chris Bosh better be careful or he is going to end up in LeBron James’ little black revenge book. Before the Heat took on the Bulls — and lost in large part due to Derrick Rose — Chris Bosh was asked by Bulls.com what he thought of the chances of Derrick Rose taking the MVP…

  11. Sorry, New York, but Stoudemire is no MVP. Rose either.

    Jan 26, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT

    Amare Stoudemire

    We all want to be smart, clever, cutting edge. Nobody wants to give the tired, same old answer. Even if it’s the right one. Ask “experts” and fans who the best player in the NBA is and they’ll talk about how Player X is better than LeBron James. Kobe has more rings and finishes better,…

  12. LeBron James says neither he nor Wade will win MVP

    Jan 1, 2011, 8:28 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Houston Rockets

    LeBron James does not think he will win the MVP this season, nor will Dwyane Wade in the mind of the two-time defending Most Valuable Player. From ESPN: “When we decided to come together our Most Valuable Player chances kind of went out the window,” James said before the Heat played the Golden State Warriors…

  13. Rank your MVP candidates

    Nov 30, 2010, 6:13 PM EDT

    Durant_Westbrook

    Okay, you’ve had almost 20 games now, you should have some favorites for Most Valuable Player now, right? Kevin Durant came in as the preseason favorite for many, but his teammate Russell Westbrook has been better so far… so why not Westbrook? Or how about Chris Paul? Want to go with the old classics of…

  14. NBC’s MVP fan ranker is up and, um, ranking

    Nov 9, 2010, 4:43 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v New Orleans Hornets

    You don’t have an MVP vote. Neither do I. But we here at NBC wanted to make you feel included, like you have a voice. We care like that. So check out our new MVP fan ranker — you can go on and rate any of a dozen guys on a scale of 0 to…

  15. MVP Amar’e Stoudemire? Mike D’Antoni thinks it could happen

    Oct 22, 2010, 11:38 AM EDT

    Stoudemire_dunk2

    Amar’e Stoudemire is going to have a huge year. He is the go-to option on the Knicks. They have some guys who are solid NBA role players on the roster, but there is no real number two option in the way that the Lakers, Celtics, Heat or even Thunder have one. Because of that Stoudemire…

  16. We break out the NBC MVP ranker (why wait for actual games?)

    Oct 13, 2010, 11:50 AM EDT

    Image (1) Bryant_Durant-thumb-250x326-10092.jpg for post 1548

    We’ve got a fun-little tool here at NBC that allows you to rank NBA players on who you think will be the MVP this season. Rate guys on a scale of 1-10 so you can rate the race to the hardware. Just like any cool new technological toy, we couldn’t wait to play with it.…

  17. General Managers predict Durant as MVP over LeBron, Lakers three-peat

    Oct 6, 2010, 11:50 AM EDT

    You’re not the only one who thinks there will be voter fatigue — or backlash, if you wish — against LeBron James when it comes time for MVP voting. General managers around the NBA seem to think so, according to the results published at TrueHoop. In its annual survey of GMs, NBA.com found one just…

  18. Derrick Rose thinks he can be MVP material

    Sep 28, 2010, 11:38 AM EDT

    Derrick Rose has serious game. He has the work ethic. He knew the biggest hole in that game was a consistent three-point shot, so he spent all summer working on it. He was certainly more confident with the shot at the FIBA World Championships. Of course, he only hit 27.5 percent of his threes (from…

  19. Kevin Durant is your favorite for MVP

    Aug 9, 2010, 4:36 PM EDT

    Another sign that Kevin Durant is blowing up — he is now the odds-on favorite to be the league MVP next season. Not Kobe, not LeBron, but KD. That according to our friends at Bodog.com, who laid out the odds for the award next season: Kevin Durant 5/2Kobe Bryant 3/1LeBron James 9/2Dwight Howard 13/2Dwayne Wade…

  20. Quote of the day, where Bird is high on LeBron

    May 4, 2010, 2:56 PM EDT

    “He’s one guy in the league that I think he’ll probably be better than all of us when it’s all said and done.” –Larry Bird, Celtics legend and current Pacers president, on LeBron James, as told to NBA.com.

  21. LeBron James accepts his MVP award

    May 3, 2010, 10:09 AM EDT

    A whole bunch of people showed up to watch LeBron James formally accept his MVP award. And he gave a pretty good speech. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself.  

  22. NBA MVP: LeBron being denied unanimous win means it's time for a change

    May 2, 2010, 10:45 PM EDT

    Well, the worst kept secret of the year is out, and LeBron has his second MVP award. We could wax on here about his season, the dominant play from baseline to baseline, the chasedown blocks, the versatility, the improved shooting numbers across the floor, the physical prowess, the, well, everything. LeBron James is the best…

  23. Media members need not be protected, accountability in award voting is a must

    Apr 30, 2010, 12:12 PM EDT

    As in most things related to the NBA, the ultimate goal should be transparency. Transparency in the officiating, especially in a post-Donaghy era. Transparency from the league office in how they deal with specific rulings, punishments, and edicts. Transparency from coaches and general managers, who optimally wouldn’t pretend to be vying for a playoff spot…

  24. Surprise, surprise, LeBron James to be named the 2009-2010 MVP

    Apr 30, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    This year’s MVP race has been without drama for months, as LeBron James seemed to stand head and shoulders above his competition. Now, even the illusion of uncertainty can be wiped away, as Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that LeBron will receive his second straight MVP award and will officially receive his…

  25. Unsurprisingly, Mike Harris named D-League MVP

    Apr 20, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    According to a release (via Ridiculous Upside) that was necessary only in formalizing an already anticipated declaration, Mike Harris was named the MVP of the D-League this season. Harris has been dynamite for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers this season, and he averaged 27.1 points (on 58 percent shooting), 10.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.2…

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