Originally Posted by Taller than CP3
Both Nash and Rose deserved it. They actually dominated in an era when players were healthy and in their prime.
Curry doesn't, here's why.
Kobe - old and injured
Durant - injured
Lebron - old
Carmelo - plays on a shitty team
So Curry wins MVP by default. If any of those 4 guys were healthy and on the Warriors, then Curry would just go back to being a solid role player, kind of like when Monte Ellis was still with Golden State.
You know it's a weak era when a Ray Allenesque, Reggie Millerish type of player can win the MVP.
That may be true for Nash in 2006, but it sure wasn't true for Rose in 2011. Rose won it because most of the top tier guys had down years. Lebron had a down year in 2011, and he also had the whole decision issue and Wade was on his team putting up similar production. Kobe was playing on a bad leg the entire year and coasted. Dwight had a great year, but his team was mediocre, and Dirk just didn't have the numbers.