2008 Garnett: 18.8 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 3.4 apg .588 TS%
2008 Pierce: 19.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.5 apg, .599 TS%
2008 Allen: 17.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.1 apg, .584 TS%
Honestly, it's debatable if KG was the best player on the Celtics in 2008. He was clearly not the clear cut dominant leader of the team. Pierce scored more per game and was more efficient as well as the better playmaker. KG had him in rebounds and defense. If you want to say that KG was the number one option...which he clearly wasn't nor was he in crunch time...than you would have to give Pierce a 1b option. A true MVP does not have a wing man who is just as much the alpha male as he is. In addition, KG had the best 3rd option in the NBA that year in Allen. A true MVP cannot have that much help..and if he does, he better win at least 70 games considering how weak the east was that year.
For Lebron to have as much help as he did in 2012 and not even have the best record in the league considering he was in the weak east just shows how much clearly did not deserve the MVP that year. If you hold Shaq and KG to a certain standard, you must hold Lebron to the same. Hypocrisy at it's finest. The 2012 MVP should have been Kevin Durant.