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Old 03-18-2007, 10:46 PM   #16
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honestly, that's a bad idea...
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Old 03-18-2007, 11:36 PM   #17
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With all the talk about Dirk losing the award in one game...And the Media love for steve Nash swinging the award unfairly in his favour it is fair to say the current method for determining the MVP is far from ideal.

Surely their is a more categorical way of determining the most valuable player.

I think a game by game voting system will work best as it takes into account all 82 games so the award cannot be won or lost by a single performance.

It also rewards players who are not going to win MVP award if they play a good game.

The way i would do it is have a 3,2,1 voting system...The best player in each game recieves 3 votes, 2nd 2 ect.

If this is done for every NBA game played for the season it is going to give a clear indication as to what players have consistently been amongst the best throughout the season.

The voters in each game could be...

a) The refs- Their as close as anyone to the action and can see who has influenced the game the most.
b) The coaches- Head coach and assistant Coaches could independantly give votes to the players they thought were the best on the opposing team.
c) The players themselves- This probably wouldn't work as some players may not vote for others because they don't like them..Pronbably vot for themselves as well.

Even if the current peolpe who decide the MVP used the 3,2,1 voting system...Eg having 1 rep at every game to delegate votes it word work better.

lol, you've pitched this idea so many times on this forum. Glad you made a thread so that it can get some serious feedback.

Im positive you were inspired by the AFL's Brownlow medal. I dont know how well it work but i could be wrong. Heres why:

1. Players such as Carmelo Anthony and AI would basically cancel each other out in an MVP race, whilst a guy such as Arenas would pretty much always be the first guy considered for the top votes due to a lack of competition within his team.

2. Ref's could also be biased in their votes due to poor realtionships with certain players.

3. Say a scrub who avg's 3ppg, goes out and has an efficient 16 point game, does the voting get skewed in his favour just because it was a great personal achievement and would get lots of attention due to its rarity? Or can we trust that the voters would still vote for the actual top 3 players on the court for the night?

4. Kobe would benefit greatly from this system, and would have won MVP last year.
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Old 03-18-2007, 11:50 PM   #18
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MVP system will always be flawed, as there is no uniform way of accessing a player's impact on the game. Coaching (good or bad), stats (team or individual), media - all part of the MVP-material image created for a player.
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:21 PM   #19
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The NBA should follow the NHL on this one since yall are so damn p-o'd

Hart Memorial Trophy

The Hart Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team. The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association in all NHL cities at the end of the regular season.

Art Ross Trophy

The Art Ross Trophy is an annual award given to the player who leads the League in scoring points at the end of the regular season.

Lester B. Pearson Award

The Lester B. Pearson Award is presented annually to the "most outstanding player" in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players' Association.

If they instituted three awards like this in hoops it would shut all the whiners up once and for all...but then again, probably not.

players can win multiple trophies, so it keeps them realistic
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:35 PM   #20
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you're going to get bias no matter who is voting. regional bias and popularity bias are probably the worst things with the media, but at least there are a lot of them to try to balance that out. fans might be an interesting base to have vote because if you could get enough voters you might be able to dilute the bias some. well except that yao ming would win every year until he retired and maybe several more after that if the chinese nation were participating
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