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He simply got better as the year went on. There were many statistical reasons that made Rose the best choice, but the one that stood out the most was his team’s divisional record. 15-1 against his division.
That is unbelievable, granted no other team in that division was over .500, but the Pacific Division also only had one team over .500. That team is the Lakers and were 11-4 in their division, so you can not overlook what Rose helped the Bulls do.
He has not missed a game and is the undisputed leader of the Bulls. Combine this with his late-game heroics and you have you answer to why he is MVP.
2) LeBron James, Miami Heat – James has played well this year and should garner some votes. However, Rose led the Bulls to the best record in the Eastern Conference and a 3-0 record against the Heat. Individually LeBron’s best performances came against non-playoff teams, while Rose played his best when needed the most.
3) Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers – Bryant’s Lakers finished second in the Western Conference, but he was 1-3 against the Bulls and Heat.