Post by turntablekungfu on Mar 28, 2008 6:50:03 GMT -5
Someone here has to be a fan right? How about the Western Conference this season, you gotta love it. Anyone's picks for MVP this year? I'd be giving it to Kobe, seeing him progress into a team first player this year has been a great thing to watch.
just heard on PTI that preliminary polling is showing kobe>paul>bronbron>KG. Tho I'm a huge fan of lebron, I really thing KG should be the MVP. Come on, he took a team that had the worst record and got them the best record. Yes, paul pierce and ray allen helped but pierce was there last year and ray allen came from a team that had only 34 wins. Its pretty amazing what he's done. Kobe's been very good, but the lakers clearly went to the next level when gussol(sp?) came, so he can't get all the credit. Paul has really helped his team as well, I wouldn't object to him winning it. Kobe and King James are clearly the 2 best players, but it's supposed to be the Most Valuable Player, not the best.
Note: there are still 60 voters who weren't polled, and those who were polled are free to change their votes by next week as this was an informal survey
Post by turntablekungfu on Apr 30, 2008 15:43:37 GMT -5
You can't give it to KG on the basis of the Celtics record when the presence of Pierce and Allen is huge like that. And the argument that Allens team had 34 wins is pointless, the Heat had less than that this year yet i can guarantee if you had Wade or Marion on your team they would have a huge impact. And Gasol helped push the Lakers over the top, but before he came Lakers were still a top 4 team in the West. Thanks in part to Andrew Bynum's emergence but more importantly, Kobe sharing the ball, getting his team involved. Don't forget, the period where Bynum was out and Gasol hadn't arrived Lakers were still winning games, and continued to do so when Gasol was out injured.. On straight up stats I would give it to LeBron, but that point is wasted when you see his teams performance in the lowly Eastern Conference.. Paul comes in close to him, and the fact that his team has managed a surprise 2nd seed in the West makes a strong argument. But i think Kobe will just squeeze it out over him in the end.
And how about them Hawks, 2-2 with the Celtics at the moment, holy crap! I was amazed the Spurs got the series in 5 games too.. Everything else has been pretty much running to plan though.