Derrick Rose: Does His MVP Campaign Benefit from Anti-LeBron Sentiments?

March 29th, 2011 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
No Miami Heat fan will ever accuse me of being one of LeBron James' biggest supporters, but I think they raise a very valid point when it comes to the issue of crowning this season's NBA MVP.

Most observers consider the MVP race already decided, as Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is expected to earn this year's trophy, but I'm not so sure that the conversation should be closed just yet.

There are many issues concerning the NBA's MVP award and one of the biggest is the legitimacy of the honor.

There are debates as to how much weight the award really holds since it is decided mostly by members of the media and not by people associated with the game.

Many of those same members of the media helped propel James to consecutive league MVP awards, but now most of those votes will seemingly be awarded to Rose instead.

Is it because Rose has truly proved to be the NBA's most valuable player this season, or is it a residual effect from the manner in which James chose to depart Cleveland this past summer?

There were numerous members of the media who voiced their opinions about James' decision to join Miami this summ ...

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