Who do you think should receive the MVP of the NBA?

United States
February 27, 2008 8:56pm CST
I think that Chris Paul and LeBron James make strong arguments as to getting the most valuable player award. Both have major stats and help get their teamates get involved in the game, and become better players. But I think that this season, more than in previous times, Kobe Bryant deserves this award. He finally has the supporting cast to get a stellar record, but that supporting cast is gelling because of his leadership and willingness to involve everyone in the game. His assist have gone up this season, and only attacks in the offencive end, when necessary. Plus, you dont have a player in this league that plays harder on both ends than he does. Who do you think should receive the MVP of the NBA?
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• United States
1 Mar 08
I don't follow basketball. The only names I know are the stars that the guys at Sports Center talk about.So all I can say is the MVP Should be the player that is the key to his team going and succeeding in the playoffs. A player that if you took him off the team, that team would not be where they are. They would be home with the bowl of popcorn instead of playing in the playoffs.
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• United States
1 Mar 08
That is why I believe Bryant deserved it the last two seasons. He made them a playoff team, without his presence, they would have been a lottery team.
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• United States
1 Mar 08
Okay, I am for Bryant then.
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@yibamao (74)
• China
13 Mar 08
i hope T-MAC receiving the MVP,maybe this is only a wish,but in my heart he is the MVP,without YAO,he overcomes his sick body,bringing Rockets win a long straights,it is difficult in the NBA now.
@mikezz (30)
• Singapore
15 Mar 08
en , yes , i also hope T-mac get the MVP, because he already cteate history now and having new record everyday. this is so exciting.
• United States
16 Mar 08
T-mac is top five MVP in my book.. while I dont believe he is in the same boat as KB, LeBron, CP3, and Howard.. he has surely been big for the rockets in thier winning spree, considering that big man Yao is out...
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@jwin2003 (242)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Kobe deserves MVP this year without a doubt. He was considered last couple years but this year should be his. Lebron is up there but The Lakers were in second place in the mighty west before they even picked up Gasol. Kobe also has debatable the worst players around him in the league.
@petebaja (516)
• Mexico
28 Feb 08
Kobe was considered for MVP the last couple of years...???? NO my dear friend!!! He was robbed of the MVP the last couple of years. He should have won it at least one, if not both, of those years. He was asked to do the impossible with a sub-par team those two years.
• United States
1 Mar 08
And to support petes comment, I do recall that in the balloting Kobe was not even considered in the top 5 candidates.... they made the first round the last two seasons and I assure, that they would not have done it.. without KB basically pulling them in..
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@petebaja (516)
• Mexico
28 Feb 08
LeBron James took a mediocre team on his shoulders and carried them to last year's NBA Finals. And he has continued his roll this year. He has proven that he is worth the media hype and the top dollar he gets paid. I also look at Chris Paul and his ability to take his team to the top. Both are amazing players who have sparked their respective teams into championship contention. On the other hand, I see a Kobe Bryant who has catapulted a young Laker team into having the best record in the West. I remember the post-Shaq era when the Lakers were praying to get in the playoffs by hanging on to the eight seed. Those days are long gone. They are the best in the West! All due to a mature Kobe who has allowed his teammates to shine and takes over games when necessary. A player who can lift a team from the bottom to the top in one year is my definition of MVP. Kobe is my choice for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award.
• United States
28 Feb 08
It cannot be easy for a big time star to nurture and guide his fellow player to winning, when they dont hold the same outstanding abilities as him. Yet, KB has been able to do that this season. We see him consistantly passing to Farmar, Sasha, and Ronnie.. players who are far from being all-stars, and when they miss, he does not fall into frustration. Something that has been different in the past. So I fully agree with you pete, KB should be top 3 in consideration, and hopefully end up winning out, for the MVP award..
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@petebaja (516)
• Mexico
28 Feb 08
I don't mean to be cynical or anything, but, maybe his off-season tirade about wanting to be traded was all a ploy. I think Kobe always knew he would be a Laker for like (ala Magic Johnson). I believe he just wanted to rattle the management and the players' cages. And it worked. Those young Lakers who were putting in 50 percent last year are now pouring 110 percent into the team. As you can tell with their recent acquisition of Pau Gasol, the management also seems to be doing their part to surround Kobe with the supporting cast he needs. Maybe his "ploy" during the off-season, more than any play in the basketball court, could be his best MVP move. If it takes Kobe creating waves to get them a championship, then it is an MVP-caliber ploy, don't you think? Sometimes battles are won before the first shot is even fired!
• United States
15 Mar 08
Well, the mvp should be a player whos teams success depends on them, theres a few players that i see that for. Stephen Jackson of the Warriors: In the beginning of the year, the Warriors did terribly without captain Jackson, he is the heart and soul of the team, its harder to replace him than Baron Davis. Kobe Bryant Of The Lakers: Really though, there is no explanation, he is a Jordanesque type player, he does it all. Lebron James of the Cavs: He plays in the East, its not to hard to lead a team to playoffs there, Lebron reminds me of Magic Johnson in a way though. Ray Allen of the Celtics: He is my darkhorse for the Eastern Conference, i believe he is more responsible for Bostons success than Kevin Garnett. When he starts raining 3s, the Celts are hard to beat.
• United States
16 Mar 08
The collection of talent that you have compiled here is great with the exception of Jackson and Baron, who in my opinion are fantastic for their team, but a tough sell seeing as how they are in the eight seed..
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@mikezz (30)
• Singapore
15 Mar 08
T-mac
• United States
16 Mar 08
T-mac is top five MVP in my book.. while I dont believe he is in the same boat as KB, LeBron, CP3, and Howard.. he has surely been big for the rockets in thier winning spree, considering that big man Yao is out...
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• China
3 Mar 08
i also think kobe Bryant will receive the mvp of the nba which is the only award that he has not got ,although in the beginning of this season ,he had a trouble with his team and his teammates,when the season begon,he became the most dilegence one on both ends.
• United States
16 Mar 08
Well his progression as a leader has developed nicely and he has grown into a dominant SG...
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@vjay1123 (10)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
Chris Paul has been very good so far, and also Kobe. I think the battle for MVP would be for Lebron, Kobe and Chris.
• United States
16 Mar 08
CP2 is surely a finalist, because he is dominating for his team. He is spot on when shooting, and always hits his team mates with assists. He is tuff (maybe a bit dirt...) but ruff non the less..
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@slavezero (835)
• Philippines
29 Feb 08
A lot of players are deserving to receive the mvp award like lebron, paul, nash, howard, bosh and kobe. but i must admit even though im not a kobe fan i think he has a great chance of winning an mvp this year. he really carried hid team. the lakers have good standings even before they acquired gasol, but now that they have gasol to help him win a championship.
• United States
29 Feb 08
KB has also given the lakers the proper attitude and determination, that not only can they reach the finals, but they can and should win the championsip... We dont know who will actually win this season, but the way to challange for it, is to truely believe that it the victory can be attained..
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@bimmer999 (1160)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
i think Chris Paul is very deserving for the MVP award, he is just the #1 point guard in the NBA right now, he outshines and outplays even the great Steve Nash, and the game a few hours ago between the hornets and the suns was a no match between chris paul and steve nash, chris paul score 25pts with 6rebounds 15assists and 3 steals, wow! that statline is just phenomenal and he even shot 2 treys and had only 1 turnover. cheers! :)
• United States
28 Feb 08
If he continues his impressive play and can stay healthy(unlike, last season..) then he can make a major argument for him to receive the award..
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@chooseus (172)
• Indonesia
18 Apr 08
I think Kobe Bryant must be MVP of the NBA this season..... He play very good this season....
• United States
17 Apr 08
Kobe 4 MVP!!!!
• United States
17 Apr 08
kb 4 mvp!!!!