Originally posted by no1marauder
Gee, how many playoff series has a team with T-Mac won again? Your method of evaluation certainly isn't very consistent.
Let's make it simple: the Celts are the best team. KG is their best player and has been one of the best players in the league for many years. If KG doesn't win the MVP after leading the greatest single year turnaround in NBA history, it's a joke.
Come on, you aren't a rube. You have knowledge about sports. How can you make a dumb statement like that? Let me help you ease your foot out of your mouth once again.
First of all, Past years performance have no bearing on this year's
Second, the MVP does not have to come from the best team, although it can. Have you ever seen an MVP selected from a last place team in any sport? Of course you have...many times. The reason the call it MVP is because they establish whether the team's performance would have been drastically different were it not for that player's performance. Unless you were full of crap when you were extolling the greatness of the Celtic team and the solid bench with the great performing kids, then they should have been able to play pretty well without KG. I mean Pierce, Allen, Rondo, Baby, they might have had something to do with the success. In my arguement for McGrady, if you take him out, they don't have any prolific scorers....Alston on a hot night? Scola? Battier? Mutumbo? None that I can see. When Yao was playing, it was either Yao or T-Mac leading the scoring night in and night out.
YOur arguement about the greatest team's greatest player must be the MVP usually does not hold water. In baseball, Dale Murphy won for a bottom feeder twice, Andre Dawson for a last place team. In football, Earl Campbell won for a lousy Olier team that later became pretty good. Walter Payton won for the bears. In basketball, Michael Jordan was probably the greatest player to ever lace up sneakers, but he did not win the MVP every year. Why? Because the Bulls had all of the pieces and were expected to win. Granted, the Celtics weren't expected to do much before Ainge backed up the truck and played Let's Make a Deal, but afterwards, it was generally expected that they would be in the playoff hunt. So where is all the mystery you allude to?
Geez, there are time when you appear to know something about what you are talking about, and then you make assinined statements like these you have directed at me. I have repeatedly shoved your words back down your throat anytime we have gotten into it, but you keep coming back for more. (I know your memory is short so here is your refresher...Bosie State Football were true champions.....Hawaii Football deserving of National Championship game.....Colt Brennen's greatness....Colt Brennen as the highest rated QB in the draft......)
Now, back off and take a look at what I have said from an unbiased stance, and perhaps you won't be disappointed later. I have never said KG was not a great player (he is) and that he has not played very well (he has), but I am saying it would be a greater joke if they gave him the MVP with that supporting cast than it would be for a player like McGrady of LeBron who pretty much carry their team's respective loads.