Who’s your NBA Regular Season MVP?
The Maurice Podoloff trophy, better known as the NBA Regular season Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, is considered to be one of the most prestigious recognitions in the world of basketball and can actually be one of the barometers of a player’s greatness in the game.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the record for the most number of Maurice Podoloff trophies with six, followed by His Airness Michael Jordan and Bill Russell with five each. Lebron James already has four in his career, while Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Moses Malone have three each. Karl Malone, Tim Duncan, and Steve Nash have two, while Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose have won one each.
Unlike last year where there was a virtual four-way tight race that include Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, this year’s race is definitely going to one or two players—in dominating fashion. The Golden State Warriors is riding on a crest of making history, repeating or maybe even surpassing that of the Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 best record in NBA history. Coming off with that historic chase is its reigning MVP Stephen Curry who is the juggernaut favorite to win another MVP award this season. Let us take a peek at some young sports writers and their opinions on who’s going to be this year’s NBA MVP.
Stephen Curry should win his second NBA MVP trophy. Aside from breaking historical records, their team is on the verge of tying the Bulls’ 72-10 record. Without Curry in GSW, this team will not be a top contender. – James Jimcent Gonzales, The Plaridelians Sports Writer.
Kevin Durant. The former MVP before Curry, deserves to be the MVP this year. After being limited to just 27 games last season due to a Jones fracture, he carried his Thunder to where they are now, sitting pretty behind the shadows of Golden State and San Antonio. Durant maintained his pace by averaging 27.7 points and 7.9 rebounds to go along with 4.5 assists per game. This is KD’s comeback season and everyone knows that KD can deliver what Steph can deliver. This is his MVP campaign, the season is far from over with at least 24 more games to come, he can still prove more. That is why Kevin Durant is still my NBA regular season MVP. – Paul Daniel Flores, The Knights Sports Writer.
Stephen Curry is my season MVP because once again, he took NBA by storm through his outrageous shot selections and 3-pointers that are beyond the limit of an average basketball player. He once again proved that he is one of the greatest offensive players of all time. Curry also carried his team at the peak of breaking an NBA record for most wins in a season. With all of his accomplishments individually and as a team mate, Curry is undeniably the MVP this season.—Samuel Madriaga, GeneNews Sports Writer.
Steph gonna be Steph. He deserves his second NBA MVP award—Tom Joel Paliangayan, The Cornerstone Sports Writer.
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