2012 NBA MVP: Predicting Returning Candidates, Fallen Stars

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2012 NBA MVP: Predicting Returning Candidates, Fallen Stars
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Last year, the MVP case was almost made instantaneously.

Of course it would not be LeBron James. That was a story that had already been written plenty of times before and people hated the guy. After “The Decision,” he almost became He who shall not be named.

Of course Dwyane Wade made his case early as well, but with both Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose being their franchise’s sole providers, there was no way in hell that was going to fly.

So, Derrick Rose, the unanimous winner of the MVP, stepped up to a podium to claim his award as the youngest ever winner of the regular season accolade and gave a tear-jerking speech about how great his mother had been to his development.

Now, a new year is upon us and there are awards that need to be shelled out, even in light of what will be a very meticulous, nit-picking shortened season. There is no room for error and there are already MVP-caliber players showing themselves and some that are taking huge steps back. 

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