Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Why the MVP Isn't So Unanimous...
In the game of basketball, statistics are everything; or at least everything in terms of earning awards like Most Valuable Player (MVP), which I for one find totally bogus. Before I continue, take a look at these two stat lines.
Contestant number one: 29.6 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.7 apg.
Contestant number two: 29.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 8.2 apg.
Granted, the second person averages more assists per game, but other than that the stats are merely identical. In addition, contestant one has a higher free throw percentage and turns the ball over less, although those numbers don't show up on paper as much. That there lies the problem with the NBA and many other sports as well when it comes to naming a season MVP; it's all about the stats. Most valuable player does not mean the best player in the league. It means the most important and significant individual to his prospective team. It's the person that might not score the most points every night, but the one that is vital to his or her team's success. And in the NBA this year, that person is Kevin Durant....to read why Kevin Durant is the rightful MVP of the 2010 NBA season, click here