Who's The NBA's MVP?

Mar 28, 2008 | Posted by: CBS 2 - KCAL 9 | Full story: CBS 2 - KCAL 9

Everywhere the Lakers go these days, home or away, the fans break into an "M-V-P" chant when Kobe Bryant goes to the free throw line. Because of that, when the other team's best player goes to the line, he gets the chant, too.

But who deserves the Most Valuable Player award this year? Like the Western Conference, it's too close to call.

Keep in mind that the MVP award is subjective. Some people think it means best player. If that were true, Kobe should have won it for the last three years running. As for me, I've always voted for the guy who helps his team win more than any other player. Period. I never vote for a guy on a losing team, unless he broke tons of records in his respective sport (which almost never happens). Read more

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John H

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Mar 29, 2008
 

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I think the MVP should go to the player that has helped his team the most. There are many great players that have great statistics, however they are not always great team members. This is true with Kobe. He will certainly be in the Hall Of Fame, and that will acknowledge his "greatness". He needs to become more of a team player and less of a cry-baby before he is MVP.
junior P

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KOBE KOBE KOBE KOBE KOBE KOBE KOBE # 1 YEA CHRIS PUAL,LEBRON JAMES,AND KEVIN GARNETT ARE GOOD BT NOWHERE NEAR AS GOOD AS KOBE MVP 4 SURE
noapple

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Apr 1, 2008
 
I am just an ordinary fan enthralled with an extraordinary athlete and human being. I do not work for the Hornets.
This is FYI only.


THE SCOOP ON CHRIS PAUL

•CP3 is bidding to become the first player in 15 years and just the sixth in NBA history to average at least 20 points and 10 assists (joining Oscar Robertson, Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, Tim Hardaway and Tiny Archibald). He is also closing in on becoming the first player in NBA history to average at least 20 points, 10 assists and three steals.

•Team has surpassed last year’s win total (39), has the best road record (20-11) in the West and the most wins against the Western Conference (30).· Averaged over 20 points, 10 assists and three steals in both December and February, becoming the first player to post 20-10-3 in multiple months in NBA history. Only one other player has done it once during a season (John Stockton, 1990-91).

•Has four games of 25+ points and 15+ assists (the rest of the NBA has three combined) and has nine games of 20+ points and 15+ assists (the rest of the NBA has seven combined). Had consecutive games of 25+ points and 15+ assists 3/12 vs. SAS and 3/14 vs. LAL, marking the first time in 15 years a player has done so (Tim Hardaway, 1991-92).

•Had five straight games with 20+ points and 10+ assists from 3/5 to 3/14, totaling 138 points and 79 assists. Only two other players in NBA history have amassed that many points and assists in a five-game span (Magic Johnson, 1988-89, and Tiny Archibald, 1972-73).

•Had 31 points, 11 assists and nine steals, 2/20 vs. DAL, making him the just the fourth player in NBA history (along with Rick Barry, Larry Bird and Scottie Pippen) to have at least 30 points, double-digit assists and nine or more steals in the same game.· Has made or assisted on 48 percent of his team’s field goals this season. No other player has finished a season with such a high percentage since John Stockton in 1990-91.

•Had 16 points and 14 assists as a reserve for the Western Conference All-Star Team, becoming just the fourth player in All-Star Game history (along with Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas and Oscar Robertson) to reach 14+ points and 14+ assists in the game.

•Has at least one steal in all 63 games this season (longest current streak in the NBA)--a franchise record.

•Has 41 double-doubles (fifth in NBA, second among point guards) and 24 20/10 games.· Ranks in the top 10 in the NBA in steals, assists and free throw percentage (first in steals, second in assists, eighth in free throw percentage).

•NBA Western Conference Player of the Month (December) and Player of the Week (Dec. 24-Dec. 30).

Player of the week last week.Player of the month in March
Daniel

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Just because Kobe is "good" doesn't mean he deserves to be MVP, MVP is the person who greatly affects a team. An MVP can carry a team not only in scoring but in small things like great defense and energy. Kobe is a great candidate, however, Chris Paul is the most deserving(I am a T-Mac fan btw)he comes in night in and night out to help his team win. Paul makes his teammates better. Kobe is no question going to be one of the all time greats however Paul has done a far more extraordinary job in getting the Hornets(who a couple of years ago sucked like no other)to where they are right now, the top seed.
AllanCee

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Apr 5, 2008
 
I'm a Suns' fan, however 'noapple' makes a great case for Chris Paul as the MVP. Looking at Paul's assist record tells a lot about team play and his substantial point record helps his team when their shots are't falling. Kobe is great as an individual player but is easily sidetracked by his frivilous pouting and me..me..attitude.
zappa

Lake Worth, FL

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Apr 7, 2008
 
most value... very hard question.. i would have to say kobe or mcgrady.

Since: Feb 08

Orlando, FL

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Apr 8, 2008
 
Kobe deserves a happy meal.
marvin 76

Downey, CA

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Apr 21, 2008
 
for one thing im an nba fan that mean a true fan can be the best critic for their likable team ..for me its the lakers ...KOBE BRYANT ..i believe should get the mvp cause he has shown great change in his outlook in the game of its no i in team people have to understand that he is a perfectionist so as JORDAN ..thats right he was but i admit kobe had some bad runs in his life and he is indeed paying for but dont hate the guy for that look at hi accomplishment dont tell me he doesnt have the marks for a good report card ...i look @ him as a person who has learnd a lot k28

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