Too early to Predict NBA MVP this season or na?
Last year Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry won the first unanimous NBA MVP in league history. This was the second consecutive NBA MVP Award for Curry with him averaging 30.1 points, 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game. Obviously the NBA MVP doesnt have to be from the team who wins the NBA Championship being that the Cleveland Caveliars took the title this past season, in case anyone forgot. Steph Curry is listed as a favorite to win the NBA MVP this year and I must give props when due, if he accomplishes that it will be a remarkable achievement since only three players in NBA history (Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell) have won it three consecutive seasons. I’d like to congratualte him in advance because I dont doubt it could actually happen, although I hate to admit.
I have a natural born savage in mind who will be in the running for the NBA MVP this year, Russell Westbrook. Russell Westbrook is now front and center as the face of the Oklahoma City Thunder since the depature of Kevin Durant. He should post massive numbers now that he doesn’t have to share the ball with Durant. Westrbook averaged 28 PPG withouth Durant and 20.7 with him. Last year Russell almost averaged a triple-double with 23.5 points, 10.4 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game. With no sight of Durant on the court it’s safe to say his numbers will increase dramtically.
I’’m sure everyone is tired of all the LeBron James love thats given in all of my posts, but hey we would be crazy to not mention him with already having four NBA MVP titles (seasons 08–09, 09–10, 11–12, 12–13). After being named MVP of the finals this past season, I think that leaves LeBron more motivated than ever before to come back and bring another championship to Cleveland. I have faith that the 07–08 season LeBron will come back this season and average 30 PPG.
Many beleive that the Golden State Warriors will win the Western conference which will leave Curry and Durant to split the votes. That will leave plenty room for ol’ Bron Bron to take the title whether he brings Cleveland another chamionship or not.
Much due respect to all the players who I believe have a fair shot in the running for NBA MVP of the 2016–2017 season, but King James has my vote.