Why Derrick Rose Will Be Your 2010-2011 NBA MVP

August 13th, 2010 by Andrew Tolan Leave a reply »

Derrick Rose will be the Most Valuable Player of the 2010-2011 NBA season.

That statement is as much of a personal declaration as it is a prediction.

Before I explain why Derrick Rose will be the MVP, I will slowly eliminate the competition through a foolproof formula I haven't quite figured out the equation to.

LeBron James won't be in contention due to the expectations heaped upon by him by the often self-contrived media hoopla and animosity regarding his South Beach talent-taking. 

James would have to literally average a triple-double, or have the Heat win 70-plus games with James being the unquestioned No. 1 player on the team, for him to win MVP.

In other words, James falls under the "unrealistic MVP" category. 

Fun trivia fact: The last person to win three MVPs in a row was not Michael Jordan, but Larry Bird from '84-'86. 

Kobe Bryant is coming off back-to-back championship seasons that saw the Lakers win 65 and 57 games while finishing first in the Western Conference both seasons.  Kobe has clearly asserted himself as the best player in the NBA and has received more comparisons to Jorda ...

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