Friday, April 11, 2008

NBA MVP Race: Garnett, Kobe, C. Paul

No surprises here.  Kevin  Garnett is a heavy favorite after the Celts win nearly 80 percent of their games.  Eastern Conference or not, KG has proven to be "most valuable" in Boston.

Just behind Garnett is Kobe -- the best player in the best conference.  At this point, the Lakers have won more Western Conference games than either N.O. or S.A.  That's a credit to Bryant.

Chris Paul rounds out the top three challengers for MVP honors this season.  He controls the tempo and pace for the NBA's most surprising team.   Like Steve Nash (who knows a thing or two about the MVP award), Paul doesn't just score the ball, he distributes it.