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JasonJohnHorn
05-06-2013, 03:25 PM
Simple question, who would have have voted for MVP if LBJ wasn't playing this past season.


My apologies, but I am only listing nine players and an "other" option. Sorry if I miss the guy you would have voted for. And please include your reasons for your vote.

BklynKnicks3
05-06-2013, 03:27 PM
I wouldnt even put him on the ballot since he left the cavs Unless there is a year when wade misses 50 games

B'sCeltsPatsSox
05-06-2013, 03:29 PM
Durant without a question. The better question would've been who would've gotten it if LeBron and Durant weren't playing.

BigBlueCrew
05-06-2013, 03:32 PM
why Jason why ?!?!?

hasnt this question gone on long enuf? and I voted for Melo

Bravo95
05-06-2013, 03:37 PM
KD. He put up a 50-40-90 season, stepped up on the defensive end, #1 seed in the tougher conference, and could have won the scoring title if he wanted it.

JordansBulls
05-06-2013, 03:37 PM
Well one thing people are forgetting is how good would the Heat still be? Wade now becomes the focal point and Bosh now has a greater role. Wade actually may have a shot at MVP in this scenario because the Knicks who won 54 games, Miami can still get 55 or more. The team was top heavy but then got a good bench this year so would be able to do it especially in the east with the injuries to major key players.

Jarvo
05-06-2013, 03:51 PM
Before The Spurs played awful in the last couple games of the season it would have been Parker or Duncan.

Jarvo
05-06-2013, 03:51 PM
Well should've been.

Minimal
05-06-2013, 04:11 PM
Durant without a question. The better question would've been who would've gotten it if LeBron and Durant weren't playing.
This.

RaiderLakersA's
05-06-2013, 04:14 PM
Durant.

TopsyTurvy
05-06-2013, 04:17 PM
Tim Duncan on the precedent that he's done as well as he has with FEWER opportunities. He epitomizes the term "valuable," though would never get votes for it.

Becks2307
05-06-2013, 04:18 PM
Durant

unless Wade goes crazy like he did that season we was robbed in 08-09

mjm07
05-06-2013, 04:30 PM
Durant

unless Wade goes crazy like he did that season we was robbed in 08-09

This.

pedrofan45
05-06-2013, 04:37 PM
Durant without a question. The better question would've been who would've gotten it if LeBron and Durant weren't playing.

This. And after Lebron and Durant I'd go CP3.

Bruno
05-06-2013, 04:39 PM
Durant. Second best player on the team with the second best regular season record. I'd say several players tie for #3.

Glad to see LBJ take this almost unanimously, its an appreciated consistency in expected criteria of individual dominance, team success and story line. glad to see Kobe finish top five in MVP voting for the 11th time in his career, he ties Russell

career top five regular season MVP finishes:

KAJ- 15.
Russell- 11.
Kobe- 11.
Wilt- 10.
MJ- 10.
Bird- 9.
Magic- 9.
K. Malone- 9.
Duncan- 9.
Pettit- 9.
Robertson- 9.
West- 8.
Shaq- 8.
LBJ- 8.
Baylor- 7.
Hakeem- 6.

DR_1
05-06-2013, 04:44 PM
Well one thing people are forgetting is how good would the Heat still be? Wade now becomes the focal point and Bosh now has a greater role. Wade actually may have a shot at MVP in this scenario because the Knicks who won 54 games, Miami can still get 55 or more. The team was top heavy but then got a good bench this year so would be able to do it especially in the east with the injuries to major key players.

:laugh:

Guppyfighter
05-06-2013, 04:45 PM
Durant
Chris Paul
Duncan

bucketss
05-06-2013, 04:46 PM
wades not actually a bad pick.. he started the season coming back from injury though i would be a bit skeptical.

Jets012
05-06-2013, 04:55 PM
I could tell you right now it wouldn't have been Melo. There were a decent 8-10 options better than Melo this year. Can't wait to see the biased, misinformed Knick fans trash me on that one.

Durant is obviously the 2nd choice here. He was a step above everyone else. The rest of the order would look something like this:

3) CP3
4) Harden
5) Westy/Kobe/Parker/Duncan
6) Curry

It still shocks me how the majority of "basketball fans" are still way too uninformed about this sport.

sep11ie
05-06-2013, 05:00 PM
Nacho Jones.

justinnum1
05-06-2013, 05:10 PM
Durant easily.

IKnowHoops
05-06-2013, 05:25 PM
Durant. Second best player on the team with the second best regular season record. I'd say several players tie for #3.

Glad to see LBJ take this almost unanimously, its an appreciated consistency in expected criteria of individual dominance, team success and story line. glad to see Kobe finish top five in MVP voting for the 11th time in his career, he ties Russell

career top five regular season MVP finishes:

KAJ- 15.
Russell- 11.
Kobe- 11.
Wilt- 10.
MJ- 10.
Bird- 9.
Magic- 9.
K. Malone- 9.
Duncan- 9.
Pettit- 9.
Robertson- 9.
West- 8.
Shaq- 8.
LBJ- 8.
Baylor- 7.
Hakeem- 6.

Can't believe Shaq only has 8 top five finishes in the MVP voting. Jordan's 10 seems low also.

SportsFanatic10
05-06-2013, 05:26 PM
Durant

unless Wade goes crazy like he did that season we was robbed in 08-09

this, except i wouldn't say he was robbed but he very easily could have won that year. based on what we know happened though gotta be durant, then melo or cp3/parker...

JordansBulls
05-06-2013, 05:31 PM
Can't believe Shaq only has 8 top five finishes in the MVP voting. Jordan's 10 seems low also.

Well Jordan also had 10 top 3 finishes, so top 5 doesn't do him justice.

MJ finished top 2 in MVP voting 8x, and the next most is Kareem at 7x and Russell and Bird.
MJ finished top 3 in MVP voting 10x, next most is Kareem at 9x, Russell at 9x, Bird 8x

ILLUSIONIST^248
05-06-2013, 05:39 PM
I wouldnt even put him on the ballot since he left the cavs Unless there is a year when wade misses 50 games

+1. Lebron winning an MVP while on a top 3 team all time is a joke.

SportsFanatic10
05-06-2013, 05:49 PM
+1. Lebron winning an MVP while on a top 3 team all time is a joke.

when illusionist gives you the old +1 you know your post is wrong. (except for if he does it with a post like this to try and make it backfire like he probably would without this clause lol).

ILLUSIONIST^248
05-06-2013, 05:58 PM
when illusionist gives you the old +1 you know your post is wrong. (except for if he does it with a post like this to try and make it backfire like he probably would without this clause lol).

-1

SportsFanatic10
05-06-2013, 05:59 PM
-1

that just means i'm right...

ILLUSIONIST^248
05-06-2013, 06:58 PM
that just means i'm right...

+1, Looks like I just blew your mind;)

Lake_Show2416
05-06-2013, 07:06 PM
KD #2 again haha

Bruno
05-06-2013, 07:19 PM
Can't believe Shaq only has 8 top five finishes in the MVP voting. Jordan's 10 seems low also.

they peak out with higher finishes more often. MJ is #1 and Shaq is #7 in career MVP award shares:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/mvp_shares.html?redir

DumDum
05-06-2013, 07:25 PM
baby lebron durant

shen
05-07-2013, 12:17 AM
Even with LBJ playing I still vote Noah. If I looked the the player most important to the teams success it was Noah hands down. At least in my opinion.

BklynKnicks3
05-07-2013, 10:14 AM
real mvps of NBa fo rthis season. Durant would be number 1 if no westbrook. I think its disgusting how they give mvp to players on all star teams.

1. Melo
2. Cp3
3. Harden
4. Noah
5. Curry

bucketss
05-07-2013, 11:26 AM
nvm.

Snakeyestx
05-07-2013, 12:03 PM
I can't believe no one has mentioned this...

Nate Robinson

His backstory before coming back to the game, his dedication to the game now, and the fact that he's been the game winner several times this season in the absence of Rose, and the countless injuries on the roster.

The MVP is supposed to be someone who makes a difference for your team. Most of these cookie-cutter poll choices don't really fit that. The guy who voted for Melo this year said it pretty well - the person who's MVP should be someone they couldn't win without. Most of the guys listed in the poll *could* be removed by this years "Westbrook Effect," meaning the team could have probably still maintain without them for long stretches.

Avenged
05-07-2013, 12:09 PM
What a surprise, Durant at #2 AGAIN!?! :laugh2:

He is like the Karl Malone of this generation while Lebron is the Jordan.

naps
05-07-2013, 12:41 PM
Ofcourse Durant. Then Wade and CP3 assuming their teams gets a better record and they maintain their normal statistical output as the focal point of their respective teams.

Chavacano
05-07-2013, 12:43 PM
Kevin "tired of being second" Durant.

todu82
05-07-2013, 01:10 PM
Carmelo Anthony.

blahblahyoutoo
05-07-2013, 01:44 PM
KD, then kobe, then cp3.

Greet
05-07-2013, 02:38 PM
Kevin Durant, followed by Tony Parker and then Carmelo.

sventhedog
05-07-2013, 11:31 PM
i'd need a week to answer this but probably the #2 in mvp voting.

QueensG_718
05-08-2013, 12:14 AM
Melo easy