I know Kobe Deserves it, but Shouldn't Dwight Howard even be Considered for MVP?

TJ ZwarychSenior Writer IApril 30, 2008

Dwight Howard. Superman. The Man-Child. He goes by many names, but there are only a few words to properly describe him. Insane. Amazing. You get my point.

He is the obvious leader of the Orlando Magic. Where were the Magic last year? 8th in the pathetic Eastern conference. That may be because Dwight averaged 17.6 points, and 12.3 rebounds a game. This year, he is up to 20.6 points a game, and a wopping 14.2 rebounds a game? How often do people do that?

We didn't get to see much of it last year because his team sucked, but Dwight is most definitely a playoff performer. True it is against the defensively week Toronto Raptors, but how many players, in this day and age average almost a 20/20? In the playoffs no less. Dwight has been dominating the Raptors, he has scored 22.6 points a game, and he also rebounds the ball 18.2 times a game! Oh yeah, he also blocks almost 4 shots a game, not to mention one 8 block game against the Raptors.

This guy has averaged a double-double every year he has been in the league, and he has only gotten better...every year. If he doesn't deserve to be one of the top candidates for MVP (which he does), he should be one of the guys considered for Most Improved player, I am thinking maybe behind Rondo and Turkoglu?

Look into it, compare the stats, crunch the numbers. This guy is the real deal, Orlando's MVP.