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As far as definition of MVP goes, what about this: The MVP is the player who did the most to increase his team’s odds of winning the title. That would eliminate Westbrook, in my opinion, because the way that OKC plays augments his individual production while simultaneously decreasing their odds of postseason success (I think they would win more games, and have a better chance of postseason success, if he worked harder to include/optimize his team-mates. And yes, it’s not just on him, it’s on his coaches as well). His personal feats are truly astounding, but the point of basketball isn’t to record amazing individual statistics, it’s to try to win.

Anyway, just a thought I had. (Note — I am NOT a Westbrook hater, I’ve been enjoying his game since he came into the league).

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