By Russell Varner, WSOE Sports
Well, it looks like a sport finally gave the MVP award to the right person. It was announced early yesterday that LeBron James would be named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, the first of what is sure to be many in his young career. After the season LeBron has had, it was no contest as to who should be named MVP. In previous years, you would have great players like LeBron and Kobe on mediocre teams who clearly should have been named the MVP, but instead the award would go to the best player on the best team (just look at Dirk the won it for the Mavs…and then they lost in the first round to the eighth seeded Warriors). Last year, they gave finally gave the award to Kobe, the best player on the best team, but many can make the argument that Chris Paul deserved the award more than Kobe did. Not the case this year.
LeBron is CLEARLY the best player on the team with the best record in the NBA, has the best overall stats of any of the three main candidates for the award (him, Kobe and Dwayne Wade. Anyone who thought anyone else would win the award needs a nice smack in the head and a good wake up call) and LeBron has had more fun this year than any other player has had during one season. I would now like to bring your attention to the following link:
Click on it and watch the video. I don’t care if you have seen it before. Watch it again, because it is that damn good.
Has any team had as much fun as this Cavs team is having? Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that team for just one day? LeBron is a big part of that, because he brings his easy-going and relaxed nature to practice and games, but he knows when to turn it off. That’s what makes him so dangerous. Combine the talent LeBron has with the fun he is having playing (and playing for the love of the game, not money too). I can’t wait to see what’s next for LeBron this postseason (please let it be an epic Finals confrontation against Kobe. PLEASE).
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