Its that time of the year again when NBA players are battling for the most prestigious award in the game, The Most Valuable Player award. Earlier, there were some names who have cemented their position to win the award but due to injuries, they slide down from the list.
The Beard vs The Broadie
This year might be the hardest season for the NBA to award The Most Valuable Player. There are plenty of NBA Superstars who are showing pure excellence and providing staggering numbers. Some players are already a regular in the MVP race such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry. While others are trying to be part of the conversation for the first time in their career. Among the candidates for this year's award, Russell Westbrook and James Harden are taking NBA by storm.
James Harden might is number one right now in the MVP race but Russell Westbrook is not behind. Ever since James Harden moved from the point guard position, he has been dealing problems from the opposition. Russell Westbrook on the other end is making history. The former UCLA Bruins standout is doing things that nobody has done before since Oscar Robertson.
Former MVP’s Making A Statement
The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard is averaging triple double right now. He is also on the pace of shattering the most triple double for one season. However, due to his team standing, Harden has the advantage for the MVP award. The 4x MVP, LeBron James ranks third, while Kawhi Leonard and Isaiah Thomas rounds-up the top 5 list.
There were 3 superstars who slide down from their previous position. Kyle Lowry from Toronto Raptors and Kevin Durant of Golden State Warriors who were both hit by injuries saw their MVP bid dropped down. Stephen Curry, on the other hand, is experiencing a slump. The 2x MVP who is widely considered as the greatest shooter the NBA has seen is shooting bricks lately.