Chris Paul: The NBA's Most Valuable Player

Ken FossAnalyst IMarch 8, 2008

Chris Paul is the NBA's Most Valuable Player.

In a city that being victimized by bad government, and used by many as a meaningless photo op. We're New Orleans and we are back! Is the message we're hearing while being shown pictures of Marti Gras in the never was touched French quarter.

While countless live in FEMA trailers that are killing them in front of the rubble in some cases of there former homes. The city leads the nation in crime. Missing persons numbers are at all time highs. the rebuilt levies are by many's estimation lesser in quality then the one that failed that fatefull day.

 So you have to be asking why would you want to ever live in that city? Because I could watch Chris Paul play 41 times a year.

The PG is averaging 21 points, 11 assists, and 4 rebounds per game.

 Against the blazing Rockets, Paul took the game on his shoulders going 15 for 26 from the field and 3 for 5 from 3 point land. He scored 37 points and dished out 11 assists as he and Tracy McGrady, who scored 41, staged an epic duel in Houston, with New Orleans losing 106-96.

 For my money Chris Paul is the league's Most Valuable Player. He's led the Hornets to unexpected highs this season they sit now at 42-20 in the Western Conference, and only  2 games behind the Western Conference leadering Los Angeles Lakers. 

Now I know what all of you are saying, " but Kenny, LeBron's numbers are better" or "CP3 is nice, but Kobe is the MVP". 

I'd say for starters LeBron is playing in the weak Eastern conference dunking on guys playing for teams with 11-50 records.

As for Kobe, how would he do if the rosters were reversed? How about this.  

Even with my arguement, I doubt he'll even finish 3rd. When was the last time you saw a Hornets game on TNT or ESPN? In the end sports writers vote on what they see on TV and other forms of media.

So expect the Rapist(allegedly) or the Front Running Sell Out, and maybe the Big Ticket to get all the love (despite having one of the worst statistical years of his career). One of them will win it because this award is not going to the most deserving.

 It goes strictly to the best player on the team everybody thinks is going to the Finals.