The Real MVP

Over the course of this NBA season, a few players have stood out in the race for MVP. As the playoffs near, though, two have separated themselves from the pack. All-Stars Stephen Curry (Warriors) and James Harden (Rockets) have both made strong cases for why they deserve the Maurice Podoloff Trophy. But when it comes down to it, there’s really only one choice: James Harden is the MVP.

Yes, Curry is deserving of MVP, leading the Warriors to the best record in the NBA. Ever since the ball went up in October, he has been making a case for MVP. Curry has had a remarkable season with a remarkable team.

However, no player has done more with less than Harden. He has kept the Rockets afloat without the benefit of All-Star Dwight Howard who was out due to injury for most of the regular season. Not to mention that Houston lost two of its top four scorers over the offseason in Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons.

Harden has remained a constant on the Rockets team. He continues to dominate on a nightly basis, and it’s because of that the Rockets remain in the championship discussion. However, many believe the true test of Harden’s MVP status will be in the playoffs. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to watch The Beard “stir up” this postseason.

Who do you think this years NBA MVP is?

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