Old Parv hasn't written a FanPost in several days and I now have LoveMe biting at my heels along with my Australian friend, Al. So, Old Parv had better get on his J...O...B... So, here goes:
Will Curry repeat as the NBA MVP in 2015-16?
What a silly question! Of course he will! Of course, I'm a Homer. But Homer did write the great poem, The Ilead, and some other great stories. I'm sure that many here skipped reading it and relied on Google. And if you're as old as Old Parv, then you used Cliff Notes to write your summary in your high school English class. These days, the youngsters have it so easy! And already, I digress. My good friend here, Sleepy Freud, was kind enough to take me up on my request to create a Venn diagram (another thing that some of you missed while skipping class) showing the difference between Chris Paul and Steph Curry. Sleepy hit it out of the park! But who are the other contenders...errr....pretenders for this season's MVP award? Well, I'm glad that you did not ask.
LeBron James -- my cut and paste job.
"Long a member of the Michael Jordan zone, LeBron has reached that echelon where a strong case may be made for him to claim the MVP award every single year. At this point, it’s almost reductive: King James has packaged the court vision and agility of Magic Johnson with the body of Karl Malone. His four MVP trophies seem almost mundane, as do his career averages of 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists per game.
With a rested LeBron James back at the helm, the Cleveland Cavaliers are now playing their best ball heading into the postseason, and have emerged as the leading championship contenders out of the East. For his part, James is putting up 26 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists per game this season. Earlier this year, LeBron notched his 6,136th assist, rising above Scottie Pippen in his argument for being a great passing forward." End of cut and paste -- we kicked his butt in 6 games. I am so disappointed in the Warriors in the playoffs. Not once did they make it to a 7th game in any series.
Anthony Davis -- my cut and paste job
"Last summer, Anthony Davis put the world on notice. For many, Davis’s dominance as the starting center for team USA vaulted him to the third best player in the NBA, behind LeBron James and Kevin Durant. To take things further, University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari has already declared that Davis will emerge as the best player in the NBA within 5 short years.
At 21, The Brow has arguably grabbed the torch from both Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan to emerge as the most skilled big man in the game of basketball. Davis has dramatically improved his statistics in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks, with every passing season. This year, Davis is filling up the stat sheet for 25 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, and 1 steal per game.
Davis is a complete player, who can turn and face, knock down mid-range jump shots, or even drive the lane to throw down tomahawk jams. The New Orleans Pelicans, however, are three games out of the playoffs in the rugged Western Conference. Davis will likely miss out on the MVP award if he fails to vault his Pelicans above both the Phoenix Suns and the Oklahoma City Thunder for that final eighth seed." End of cut and paste -- we kicked his butt, too. But I do think that he is an amazing talent. A freak of nature. I mean, the guy's unibrow is longer than Draymond Green's wing span.
Russell Westbrook -- my cut and paste job
"Russell Westbrook has been unleashed this season, with teammates Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka remaining largely sidelined and shut down by a series of nagging injuries. Westbrook did put the League on notice during All-Star weekend, when he blitzed the Eastern Conference for 41 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 3 steals, and claimed MVP honors during this showcase game.
On the season, Westbrook is averaging 28 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists, and 2 steals per game. At point guard, Westbrook is leading the league in scoring, and closing in on one of the best individual seasons in the history of the game. A workhorse, Westbrook is likely to finish out this year with more than 10 triple doubles, despite missing 15 games of action with a facial fracture and broken hand.
At 40-30, Russell Westbrook has OKC all but locked into the eighth and final spot within the Western Conference Playoffs. Despite this low seeding, the Thunder must still be taken seriously as a dangerous match-up and possibly, a championship contender." End of cut and paste -- did we even face them in the playoffs? Did they even make it?
James Harden -- my cut and paste job
"James Harden has quietly emerged as the most prolific two guard in the West, with an aging and oft-injured Kobe Bryant on his last legs in L.A. This season, The Beard has lit up the league for 27 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals per game. As a scoring machine and crafty player, Harden often makes it look easy, with his smooth ball handling and mid-range game. In isolation, Harden often relies upon an in-and-out dribble, to keep defenders off balance, drive into the paint for easy lay-ins, and draw fouls. If defenders sag off and pack into the paint, he will casually step back behind the arc and nail a dagger three.
The Houston Rockets are within striking distance of the second seed within the top-heavy West. Harden has had to put the Rockets on his back, with big man Dwight Howard wearing a suit and posted up at the end of the bench through the majority of this season." End of cut and paste -- LOL!!!!!!!!!! Only Instaboner can get up the nerve to vote for this guy for MVP.
Kevin Durant -- no cut and paste job needed
An amazing talent, but his inability to stay healthy for an entire season raises doubts in my mind. Besides, Westbrook is now the show over at OKC. Poor Kevin is now a mere afterthought. However, he'd be a great sixth man on the Warriors.
Kobe Bryant -- no cut and paste job needed
To be honest, it saddens me to see this once great player try to keep up with today's guards in the NBA. But if I got $28M to be a cheerleader for the Lakers, I would probably do the same thing. Kobe, thanks for the memories and get used to the rocking chair. You can join Old Parv.
Note: My source for the cut and paste was Kofe Bofah on Cheat Sheet. Obviously, he was wrong. :)