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NBA Playoffs 2012: 10 Early Postseason MVP Candidates
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Michael Jordan knew a thing or two about winning MVP Awards ( among other things)

The first round of the playoffs has yet to finish. 

That doesn't mean it's too early to speculate about the eventual postseason MVP winner though. Michael Jordan, pictured above has won a record six NBA Finals MVP awards. Last season Dirk Nowitzki won his first. The Mavericks have already been eliminated, so Dirk won't be winning a second award. 

Who are the early favorites to take home this coveted piece of hardware? The following slides contain some decent picks, and each slide is prefaced with the player's current postseason stats. Remember it's still early, so nothing is set in stone. With several rounds of games left, plenty can (and probably will) change. 

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