For the first time in more than two years, LeBron James doesn't have a stranglehold on the MVP award.
James has been terrific in the season's first two weeks, but thanks to the strong work of no fewer than four legitimate challengers, he's got some company at the top.
Paul George has ascended, leading the Indiana Pacers to the league's best record and playing the kind of two-way game that should get serious MVP consideration. Kevin Durant is leading the league in scoring, and Chris Paul has the Los Angeles Clippers piling up points at an absurd pace.
Oh, and Kevin Love is back to his statistically dominant ways after a season on the sidelines.
It's still almost comically early to make judgments on where the league's top contenders will eventually stack up in the MVP race, but it certainly seems like we're in for a historically competitive battle. Let's see how things stand in this week's Most Valuable Player odds.