NBA Mid-Season MVP
The NBA season is just about reaching its midpoint. Teams are hitting their stride and everyone is starting to gear up for that strong after all star break playoff push. Who’s the Mid-Season MVP though?
Obviously LeBron James is in the conversation every year. With his recent “I’m ThE BeST eVeR” comments and his whiny attitude, I’ve never been a fan and probably never will be. But I do respect him for his dominance through all these years. Maybe I’d like him if he played for my C’s or as a tight end for the Bills. Both are very unlikely.
James Harden’s name has started to emerge more and more recently too. The reigning league MVP, he’s had multiple 40+ point games in a row and is just a pure force to be reckoned with on the court. That step back / eurostep / travelwithoutbeingcalled move is unstoppable and he’s perfected it. It’s borderline unguardable.
To me Anthony Davis deserves to be in this talk as well. The mans averaging 28.5 points and 13.3 rebounds a game. And shooting 31.8% from three point range. As a big man. He’s arguably the best big man in the league and puts the Pelicans on his back every night he steps onto the hardwood. While trade rumors are swirling about his future and cry baby bron bron trying to get him to come to the Lakers, his only true bright future lies with the Celtics. Totally not biased or anything.
Finally, Giannis. The Greek Freak. This young man is the true future of the NBA. In my eyes he’s a more athletic, younger Kevin Durant. He’s 24, averaging 26.5 points, 12.6 rebounds and about 6 assists a game. He can do it all and then some, plus he’s leading his team to a strong #1 overall spot in the league at the time of this post.
Winner: Giannis Antetokounmpo
He’s too young and too skilled to NOT win it as the overall MVP this year if he keeps playing like he does. Gotta start supporting the next generation of superstars and why not now.