The Clippers’ Blake Griffin says his NBA MVP is the Houston Rockets’ James Harden.
In what has become one of the most talked about, debated and controversial NBA MVP discussions of recent memory, every notable living NBA player–past and present–it seems has been asked and given their opinion on the rightful owner of the award.
Blake Griffin, the star power forward of the Los Angeles Clippers, was called upon Friday for his selection. He was clear on his pick, but also conceded that it would be hard to go wrong.
In the video from the Los Angeles Times, Griffin chooses James Harden, the playmaking guard from the Houston Rockets, uttering a common refrain, “I’m not taking away from Steph [Curry]; but I just think James has done so much with less…”
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The Golden State Warriors have been far and away the best team in the NBA in 2014-15, while Harden has led the Rockets have overcome playing approximately half the season without superstar center Dwight Howard, yet have still kept hold on a top-three seed in the Western Conference for much of the season.
The NBA announced on Wednesday that players would get to vote for their own award for the first time this year, but Griffin admitted the official award voted on by writers is “pretty prestigious”.
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