2010-2011 NBA MVP Predictions: It’s Wide Open This Time

July 10th, 2010 by Euno Lee Leave a reply »
LeBron James has lost his chance to three-peat as regular season MVP. 

Since the regular season MVP award is basically only considered in the annals of "Greatest Player Ever" discussions and Hall of Fame voting, and since LeBron already has the latter locked down and just signed his way out of the former, his MVP chances are effectively dead. 

The NBA Most Valuable Player Award is an honor given to the most highly-acclaimed NBA player in the regular season.  The best analogy I can think of is "High School Prom King/Queen."  Does the Prom King always finish the night the right way?  Ultimately, does it guarantee his success after Prom Night?  Is the NBA MVP just a huge popularity contest?  Does the MVP always win the NBA championship?

Without further ado, the MVP candidates for the 2010-2011 NBA Season:

Kobe Bryant

Deep breath.  Woo-sah.  OK, let's do this.

No matter how you slice it, Kobe has been an MVP contender each of the last four seasons.  He should have won it last year for playing through those injuries.  Even though every basketball pundit in t ...

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