Originally Posted by Clippersfan86
If what you're saying is true.. and the entire Clippers turnaround is a result of Paul's play... then you feel CP3 should have won the MVP award no question?
Not necessarily, just because Paul was the biggest reason for the Clippers' improvement doesn't mean that I think that he is deserving of the MVP award.
I think the MVP award can largely be considered a combination of most valuable and best player in the world, and I agree with that thinking. While Paul was the key cog in my opinion, there is no doubt in my mind that James deserved the MVP award.
For one, though Paul improved the Clippers, LeBron couldn't really improve the Heat as much from last year because he had been a part of their nucleus last year. However, he proved to me to be as valuable to the Heat as CP3 is to the Clips because he continuously carried the team throughout the season, particularly when Wade was hurt. Like CP3, if James doesn't perform at a high level, the Heat stink. Not to mention the fact that he played DPOY caliber defense.
In addition, I thought that overall as a player James is/was superior to CP3 in almost every aspect. Also, statistically speaking, he was better (though it's iffy to compare across positions) and had less off nights than Paul. I do think CP3 was rightfully awarded 1st team All-NBA but he did not deserve 1st defense at all and James was the right choice for MVP.