His status as a doctor is now in question after delivering the following NBA awards ballot. Is there any way to justify this, besides the fact that he looked at the NBA standings, took the 5 winningest teams - not even the best ones - and picked the best player from each of those teams and ranked the players based on those teams winning percentage.
Also, I think reasonable arguments could be made for an MVP going to Lebron, Rose, or Howard, and no one else. As I said in other threads, my vote would probably go to Howard.
To be fair the list he put out there is valid. Manu may not have the monster numbers like the others have but he is a monster part of the Spurs success this year. That team is pretty old all the way around and for him to carry the load like he has with injuries to both Duncan and Parker puts him in the conversation.
Adding Lebron, Dwight, and Rose to it is a no brainer. And Kobe is a yearly addition to the mix no matter what.
So no..it doesn't put the "Dr." status in question...but it does bring into question if he has any balls anymore...not mentioning someone like Westbrook for example who is putting up comparable numbers to Rose is a shame.
One other thing to note is MVP does not always mean statistics. For me the Valuable part of the equation is what should be stressed. If you took [insert player here] off that team how would they fair?
Take away Lebron...Heat would still be competitive.
Take away Rose....Bulls would drop back a lot but with that defense could still be competitive.
Take away Kobe...tough one here...because if used right Gasol, Odom, and Bynum can give any team fits...so Lakers still very competitive.
Take away Manu...and IF Parker/Duncan are healthy Spurs are still very competitive.
But...take away Howard...heh...you are talking a 10-15 win team on the Magic.
So Howard would be my MVP based on his value to that team. With him = contender. Without him = last place in the East and wondering if the draft lottery is going to fall their way.
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