NBA MVP Player

The top candidates are Stephen Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook and LeBron James. Anthony Davis and Chris Paul run out. It has cost us years and years to have a fierce competition like this season’s. And in times of so much opinion, participation, social media and analysis, you’ve never seen so many interpretations of what it’s like to be the NBA regular season MVP. All the names mentioned are legitimate candidates. All gather compelling arguments to have the most valuable vote. Except that … What is the definition of MVP?

In a season full of possible names worthy of such honor, the discussion now is even more about the prize itself. What does it mean to be the most valuable guy in the NBA? What factors need to be taken into account? What is the hierarchy of importance of each of the elements that make the athlete in question overcome the others? Opinions and hunches are what is not lacking in a discussion of those who give more subject nowadays.

MVP would be the most indispensable player? The most incredible? The guy with the best of narratives? The one we’re going to remember in years and years? What with the most impressive statistics? The best player of the best team?

And more … What should also be taken into account? To what extent can the number of games lost influence the election? To what extent does the overall team rating say about the player?

The truth is that the formula here is just … Do not have formula. Each of the 129 with voting rights follows the most varied criteria. And of course there will be debate about which methodology is the best, the most fair or the most efficient.

The logic is to repeat what history is in the NBA. The last 32 MVPs selected in the League have won at least 50 games in the season, or the percentage equivalent to that in years with fewer games. Normally, the consensus is to choose the best player in that best-team team. In this case, there is no doubt about who will be chosen by the majority. Stephen Curry in the head.

If we deal with those who were most indispensable to the team, the names of LeBron James and James Harden scream and draw more attention. Already on the side of numbers and statistics, it would be too complicated to ignore Russell Westbrook and the ensuing triple-doubles.

Are the MVP trophy related in the sucess of the team?

But with the exception of seasons well beyond the statistical curve like Michael Jordan‘s in 1988, the idea is to reward the player in the team that made the noise mostly. In other words, the MVP trophy would be linked to the success that the team has achieved throughout the season. If we take the story into account, Russell Westbrook’s argument falls here. The numbers are incredible, but they have not been able to turn Oklahoma City Thunder into even one of the top eight teams on the West side.

The title titled “valuable” may be the most important part to pay attention to. Whether you want to or not, the team’s retrospective counts too much. Even because they are in the victories that can be counted the such value. And it is here again that Stephen Curry excels at others. There are 67 wins in 82 games.

There are already those who argue that it is value to imagine the team without the player. Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers would be very different teams from today without Harden or LeBron. Houston fought all year with injuries. Lost main supporting actor Dwight Howard for most of the season. And even with so many casualties he closed the year as second best team in one of the toughest Western Conferences of recent times.

LeBron James has to say to himself that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been the team with the fewest wins in the last four years of the NBA to one of the great favorites in this year’s title. It is also worth remembering that the simple arrival of LeBron made Cleveland go from bottom to top while the Miami Heat without the star was team that went to the finals four times to team that is not even in the playoffs of the fragile East side.

It is very complicated to define value but in number of victories. Great players, whether in any collective sport or not, only prevail when they are inserted within a context with quality co-ordinators. The MVP, at least for me, is the one who will win, be incredible, impress and elevate the game even more than those around him.

Here, the truth is that there is no right. And this thesis grows even more adept after a remarkable, special and unique year like what the NBA has had. Each definition is valid and has arguments that go hand in hand to be accepted. Perhaps even this uncertainty about what it is to be, in fact, the MVP is that it really does make the awards even more interesting.

And by the way, my MVP is Stephen Curry.

Dallas Mavericks

NBA Team

The Dallas Mavericks is a basketball franchise of the National Basketball Association located in Dallas, Texas. The franchise was founded in 1980, and its current owner is billionaire Mark Cuban. The colors of his uniform are dark blue, white, blue and green. He won his first NBA title in the 2010-2011 season, five years after being runner-up – in both finals against the Miami Heat.

The biggest player in his history is Germany’s Dirk Nowitzki, who still owns the team.

The team is the third-most-valued NBA (or more expensive) franchise, worth an estimated $ 463 million, second only to the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Forbes.

History of Dallas Mavericks

In 1979, entrepreneurs Don Carter and Norm Sonju asked for the rights of an NBA franchise in Dallas, Texas. The last basketball team in the city had been the Dallas Chaparrals of the American Basketball Association, which in 1973 went to San Antonio to be renamed San Antonio Spurs. In the All-Star Game of 1980, the association approved the entry of the team, which would be christened Mavericks as a quote to the series of Western Mavericks (whose star, James Garner, was one of the team’s partners). The team settled in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference, where it would remain until 2004, to be relocated in the current Southwest Division.

During most of the 1980s, the Mavericks were a competitive team with Mark Aguirre, Brad Davis (who joined the team in his creation and is one of the retired figures), Roland Blackman, Derek Harper, Sam Perkins and Detlef Schrempf. The team reached the playoffs six times between 1983 and 1990, winning the Division in 1986-87 and reaching the Western finals in 1987-88, but being eliminated on three occasions by the Los Angeles Lakers of Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

In the 1990s, the team fell into decline, reaching negative results of 11-71 in 1992-93 and 13-69 in 1993-94. Problems included Roy Tarpley’s drug abuse and clashes with coach Quinn Buckner. But between 1994 and 1997, the team revealed three talented players, Jamal Mashburn, Jim Jackson, and Jason Kidd, who would be elected rookie of the year.

In the 2000s, after being bought by billionaire Mark Cuban, the Mavericks once again became a force, initially led by trio Dirk Nowitzki, Michael Finley and Steve Nash. They returned to the playoffs in 2001, and reached the conference finals in 2003 (on both occasions losing to the San Antonio Spurs). The trio unraveled with Nash going to the Phoenix Suns and Finley to the Spurs, but Nowitzki became the team leader, winning the West in 2006 to reach his first NBA final. But even winning the first two games against the Miami Heat, the Florida team won the next four and took the series.

The following season, the Mavs got their best result in history (67 wins) and season, with Nowitzki being voted best player of the tournament. But in the playoffs they fell to the 8th best of the West, the Golden State Warriors. In 2008, Kidd returned to the team, and new coach Rick Carlisle would lead the team in winning campaigns.

In 2010, the Mavericks still had Nowitzki, Kidd and Jason Terry, as well as a good bank with Shawn Marion, Tyson Chandler, J.J. Barea and Caron Butler. That team returned to the NBA Finals after winning 57 games in the regular season, eliminating the Portland Trail Blazers (4-2), then Los Angeles Lakers (4-0) and Oklahoma City Thunder (4-1) at the Conference West. The opponent again was the Miami Heat. Despite losing the first game of the series, the Mavericks won by 4-2 and won their first title after 31 years, with Nowitzki being voted best player of the finals.