Paul Pierce MVP? East Better Than West?

Andrew FongCorrespondent IJune 18, 2008

Now that the Finals are over, people might be asking two questions.
Does Paul Pierce deserve the MVP? (Or could it have gone to Kevin Garnett or even Ray Allen, who broke the record for most three-pointers in a Finals series).

Does this mean that the East is not inferior to the West, as everyone has been saying for years?

Pierce definitely deserves it. You gotta love the guy. My favorite part of the night was when David Stern was about to announce the MVP by starting off with stats, the whole crowd began yelling "TRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTH!" I loved it. 

Sure, it could have gone to either Ray Ray or KG, but for the guy who has lived and died being a Celtic, it was only right. Not single-handedly, but he did a great job defending Kobe Bryant, and when Kobe guarded him, he took the "supposed greatest player in the game" to school. 

Pierce was just awesome, and clearly outplayed Kobe this series. Kobe was, dare I say, T-Mac-like?
East is definitely inferior, but it only takes one great team to win the championship. 

When the West's No. 9 team, Golden State, could have been the No. 4 seed in the East, there is no doubt the East is inferior, keeping in mind that GS has their record playing against West competition. 

If they got to play more East teams, their winning percentage would have been even higher. The Celtics have been the best team from start to finish, cleaning up on East and West teams in the regular season and postseason. 

It's to no one's surprise that they won it all, nor will it be if they win it for the next two years.


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