Originally Posted by Shepseskaf
You're half right. Nash definitely didn't deserve the MVP in 2005 either.
15.5 ppg, 11.5 ass.
Do those look like MVP numbers to you? They were far and away the weakest in the modern era.
In 1984-85, Isiah averaqed 21.2 ppg & 13.9 assists. Why didn't he get the MVP?
And don't talk about how he was "responsible" for the Suns' turnaround. He was A factor, but that was a team that had been decimated by injury and dissension the year before, that was completely underperformed and was ready for a breakout season -- no matter who the point guard was.
The fact is it should have been like this:
2005 MVP: Shaq
2006 MVP: Kobe
Problem of awarding MVPs to undeserving players solved.
Kobe won 45 games in 06. The MVP is not generally handed out to players whose teams have those win totals. LeBron on 31/7/7 and 50 wins probably deserved it. Then there's Wade who threw up 27/6/7/49.5% and won 52 games. Dirk had a strong case as well.
And in 05, Shaq posted 23/11, while Wade had 24/5/7. That's a fairly 50/50 split. There were strong MVP candidates in 05, and they didn't include Nash, but Shaq wasn't the strongest of them.