Originally Posted by kennethgriffin
this is that critera change i told everyone would happen
remember when kobe lost all those mvps to dirk, nash, duncan etc
people said. yea kobe might have had better stats and might be the better individual player. but they had a better record....
even though kobe was the leagues best overall player many years. he only won it once
so just having a higher PER or being in his prime shouldn't automatically make lebron mvp
BUt when his team get 55+ wins and Lebron is the clear best player in the NBA
its almost always been about whos the best player on the best team
so if the lakers run off 60+ wins and kobes at 27/5/5+
he has to win mvp just based on the history of the mvp
BUt when his team get 55+ wins and Lebron is the clear best player in the NBA, its a no-brainer.
It will be out of Durant and Lebron til Kobe retires. Miami and Thunder will win enough games to back the choice of these two players and they are a cut above Kobe, despite Kobe playing well to start the year.