Greetings! It’s Monday morning, and each and every week (including last Monday), we bring you the latest look at the always entertaining race for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award. For the second consecutive week, there is a bit of controversy at the top, but with the level of performance showcased by the guy at the top of the list, it would tough to choose anyone else. Still, the All-Star break is approaching, and the “best of the best” will be on full display from now through the middle of February.
For reference, the MVP “criteria” used here is the most literal sense of the word, and team success (while certainly a factor) doesn’t include or exclude any prospective candidate from the proceedings. Without further ado, let’s get it going!