Harden is the people’s champ
Earlier this year, before the Golden State Warriors’ impressive NBA Championship run, Stephen Curry was awarded the 2015 regular season NBA MVP award, and deservedly so. With a first-year head coach and major injuries to two key members of their front-court, the Warriors won 67 games, good for a tie for 4th best all-time, behind the unbelievable play of Curry. The former Davidson standout beat out LeBron James (for both MVP and the title), and James Harden.
Those that didn’t feel Curry deserved the award, surely thought Harden warranted the nod. The former 6th Man of the Year played much of the year without Dwight Howard, and any significant offensive help, and managed to will the Rockets to the #2 seed in the conference, posting ridiculous per game averages of 27 points, 7 assists and 6 points.
Well, that’s surely good enough to win the award in the eyes of Harden’s peers. The Player’s Choice Awards, which airs tonight on BET, is where the players choose the winners, and the media/coaches have no say, and they’ve voted James Harden the 2014-2015 MVP.
Will the real MVP please stand-up? No, really.