2010 NBA Playoffs: Winning An NBA Title Is The Only Thing That Matters

April 2nd, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Contrary to popular opinion, the importance of capturing a NBA championship still far outweighs any regular season individual awards, even if the attitude of fans around the league has shifted towards placing a premium on success over 82 games.

It perplexes me to ever hear a person make a statement that says championships are not really that important, and have no true bearing on the legacy of a great player.

I struggle to see how we could have lost so much perspective, because the only reason the extremely long NBA regular season even exists is to establish seeding for the postseason.

That's right, the first 82 games represent a month's long, glorified scrimmage that do little to determine who the league's best team is, because that is awarded under the pressure of the postseason.

The media and soon-to-be fan biased MVP award has become a point of celebration among fans, and is falsely applied when discussing the level of a player's greatness, without the benefit of postseason success.

I'm not suggesting the MVP award doesn't bear some weight on an individual's legacy, but it doesn't stand in comparison of achievemen ...

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