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The NBA Needs An Offensive Player Of The Year Award

This year two of the NBA’s elite stars, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, are engaging in the closest race for the scoring title in the history of the league. In any other year one of them would also most likely be crowned the league’s MVP, but this year both players will come away empty-handed.

The MVP has always been an ambiguous and hotly debated award, largely due to the fact that there is no language that dictates what the world “valuable” precisely means. Some think that it’s the player whose absence would most greatly affect his team. Others think it’s the player who puts on the greatest individual performance on both ends of the floor. But for all intents and purposes the MVP, at least in my lifetime, has tended to go to the best individual player in the league. And by that, of course, I mean the best offensive player. Continue reading

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