This whole season, names have been popping in and out of the NBA Most Valuable Player chase. Among the mix are Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James.
There has been constant debate leading up to the end of the season, but it is now time to name who is the MVP of the National Basketball Association.
The one person who stands out on this list is LeBron.
When analyzing Kobe, he always stands out. With Kobe, you know what you are going to get on the floor. But LeBron James took everyone by surprise with how good his team is doing this season.
Though Dwyane Wade is a phenomenal player, he doesn’t deserve to be the MVP. Yes, he leads the league in scoring, but look at the Heat's record compared to both the Lakers and Cavs. The Heat are 42-38, which isn’t a horrible record. But it also isn’t the best.
When looking at LeBron, his numbers aren't the only things that matter. It’s his teams win column that you need to focus on.
The Cavaliers are 65-15, which is the best record in the NBA this season. At home, they have only lost once. The loss was to the Lakers, who have the best record in the Western Conference. If the Cavs beat Philadelphia, they will be tied with the Celtics for the best home record ever in the NBA.
On top of that, LeBron is second in the league in scoring. He’s near the top at almost every category and leads his team in all major categories.
LeBron has taken a team that won 17 games before he arrived and changed them into the dominant team in the NBA.
Despite the Lakers' accomplishments with Kobe or what Dwyane Wade has done, the numbers are highly favoring LeBron James.
James averages 28.3 points a game (second in the league), 7.6 rebounds, 7.3 assists, about one block and nearly two steals per game. He has had 29 double-doubles and seven triple-doubles this season.
This is the resume of an MVP and I believe the debate is done and over with.
Although it will not be official until April 17, James looks like the clear winner of this prestigious award.
I also believe that Mike Brown should win best coach for these accomplishments and what he has done in helping James improve.