NBA / Mar 8, 2013 / 4:45 pm

The Top 10 NBA MVP Candidates, Vol. 7

Stephen Curry

The first MVP Ladder of the second half of the season is finally here. There’s been a lot of action to catch up on since our last ladder, and with the All-Star break coming last month, a lot of our MVP candidates have kicked it in to high gear. Particularly LeBron James and his Heat, who have now won 16 straight games but are still chasing the League’s best record. Read More »

NBA / Apr 12, 2012 / 4:21 pm

The NBA’s Most Disappointing MVP Encores

Derrick Rose

Not everyone gets to take a bow like they want to after winning the NBA MVP. We’ve seen it by now, that some MVPs portend a superstar future (Jordan in 1987-88) or one that won’t ever reach higher (Allen Iverson in 2000-01).

Those evaluations, though, rarely come so quickly as the next season. This isn’t a knock against Derrick Rose of Chicago, who had such an incredible second season last year that he took home the Bulls’ first MVP since Jordan. Even if you’re a hardened Eastern Conference fan, you had to at least begrudgingly give him his due after getting 25.0 points, 7.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game. Read More »