not for nothing, this isn’t for best player, it’s most valuable.
David Ocasio

The whole thing about the award being for the “most valuable” player instead of for the best player really bugs me. That makes it a weird hybrid individual/team award, so it’s for a status that no one really ever talks about outside of the award. I guess I can’t really blame voters who cast theirs based on the “most valuable” aspect, that is what the award is named and everything, but they really should change it. We should be talking about who the best player is with “most valuable” maybe being a consideration within that. Instead we do it the other way around, and I just don’t see how that makes sense. If we have to keep the MVP award, then maybe add a single best player award that covers both leagues.