Originally Posted by The GM
I go with the definition of the voters and based on their definiton it's a elite player on one of the best teams in the league and the cavs aren't one of the best teams in the league. There's no denying lebrons stats but his team isnt blowing anyone away record wise and its a team game so you cant use that argument about him being out, there record is what it is you cant not count those 7 games his wasnt there to make a better argument for him. Lebron is having a great season but you cant deny he is playing against weaker competition on a daily basis, and dominates the ball so much that it shouldnt be surprising he has the stats he has and people wonder why him and larry hughes didnt work out not cause hughes sucked cause lebron wouldnt give up the rock unless he was getting a dime on the play. Lebron needs to work on playing without the ball in his hands like kobe is this year. kobes stats arent as good as lebrons is because of that point, we have all see what kobe can do when he dominates the ball but stats dont make up for a less then impressive record in a weaker conference because if it did then kobe would have a mvp under his belt in 05-06 but he doesnt so why should lebron win mvp this year? he shouldn't, the criteria shouldnt change for one man..
Let's get a few things straight, here....
No statistical season in Kobe's career has rivaled that of LeBron's this season. You have to go back to Jordan in '89 and Robertson before him to find numbers like 31/8+/7+/2+/1+ on 48% shooting. You can let ANY player in the league 'dominate the ball' every game and they aren't going to put up those numbers.
Btw, didn't KBlaze do a study on LeBron to see if he actually does 'dominate the ball' like his detractors say and it simply isn't true? He usually gets the ball and decides to pass, shoot, or go to the bucket immediately.
Larry Hughes didn't work in Cleveland because he can't shoot. It is really that simple. With a great slasher like LeBron, you need shooters to kick the ball out to. If Larry could hit an open shot, his numbers would have been phenomenal. Instead, he shot 37% from the field.
Lastly, the Cavs have as good a winning percentage against the West as they do against the East and the Lakers have a worse winning percentage against the East than they do the West.
Am I saying the East is better? No. I am saying that these 'Leastern Conference' references are more than a little inaccurate, especially in the cases of LA and Cleveland.