Dirk Nowitzki Is Your MVP Front-Runner

November 21st, 2009 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
I won't lie. I'm not what you would call an impartial observer when it comes to the Dallas Mavericks or Dirk Nowitzki.

As a generally positive person, I tend to believe that my teams can do better than they can, but years of Red Sox fandom has also taught me that disaster is always lurking.

But you'd have to be an idiot not to think Dirk isn't having an incredible season. He is. An MVP caliber season so far, with everything you could have asked of Dirk.

Lead a comeback over a good team? Against the Jazz, he scored 29 points in the fourth quarter.

Perform in the clutch? How about a buzzer-beater against the red-hot Milwaukee Bucks, who hadn't lost at home before?

What's that? You want more clutch? Okay, how about Dirk hasn't missed a free throw in the fourth quarter or overtime?

How about 11 points in overtime against the Spurs earlier in the week? And while he was doing that, on the defensive end he was keeping Tim Duncan scoreless throughout overtime.

All this leads to one conclusion: Dirk Nowitzki is the front-runner for the 2009-10 NBA Most Valuable Player.

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