Now as you can read by the article title, I did conclude that this year's MVP awards will most likely go one of three guys, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, or Dwyane Wade. These three dynamic players have shown us that they can carry a team using their wide range of skills in each aspect of the game, to make their self and their team play at an even higher level.
Now lets get to the contestants
1. LeBron James is proving more and more to be one of the most dominant and feared players in the league. His team is carrying the best record in the NBA, has the best record in franchise history, and if the season ends with the same layout it has right now, teams will be dreading the Cavs home court advantage through out the playoffs and potential finals. So far they have only recorded one loss at home. Back to LeBron. LBJ this season is averaging 28.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game. He has used his feared set of skills, versatility and his strength to make his own shots or break down a defense and some how launch the ball to the open man. He does it all with the court vision of a top performing point guard. But one thing that defenses had to adjust to this year is his improved jump shot. This gives LeBron a complete arsenal of skills which makes defenders have to play up on him not giving him too easy of a shot. Also, at the same time, not giving him that step too easily to get by the defender and power his way to the hoop. Now I’ve heard good nicknames before but nothing matches with a player more than “Video Game James”, because there’s not much this guy can’t do. And if that doesn’t put the icing on the cake, then I should also mention he has recorded 7 triple-doubles this season so far.
2. Now don’t slow down LeBron, because Kobe is trailing right behind you. This is a hard decision for the No. 2 spot between Dwyane Wade and Kobe himself. So I broke it down, and since Kobe was Mr. MVP last year and playing as talented as his MVP performance last year, I have to give him at least the second spot in my ratings. He deserves it. Now we all know Kobe can do to any defense in the NBA, and he has one of the best all around games in the NBA. This year, he has gave his Lakers the second best record in the NBA and been averaging 27.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5 assists per game. He had twelve games so far were he scored more then 35 points, including three 40+ games, and a 61 point game. Just another year for Kobe and possibly another MVP, it will - shouldn't, but will - be a close one.
3. It hurts even me to put Dwyane Wade at No. 3, but it’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll. Let’s just say the competition isn’t easy. Although, with a guy like Dwyane Wade, it looks like nothing is hard for him. Last year the Heat went an amazing 15-67, with an injured Wade who only played 51 games that season due to a separated shoulder. If somehow you haven’t noticed he’s back, he will let you know. He is averaging 29.9 points, 5 rebounds, 7.5 assists per game. In another way to look at things, he ranks No. 1 in NBA for points per game, No. 8 in assists per game, No. 2 in steals per game, and is in the top-20 in blocks. A SG being that high in bpg is just sick. If this hasn’t convinced you this guy is the real deal, then just turn on the TV and watch the Heat’s game. We know now that this guy shouldn’t doubted when it comes to if he still has it in him, because it’s obvious he does.
When it comes down to realizing who is the top guy, who is most valuable to their respective team, and who the league just cannot do without... it is only one man. Sorry, but if you do not think LeBron James is the 2008-09 NBA MVP, then you do not know much about basketball.
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