Prokorov wrote:sashaturiaf wrote:Harden won't get it even if he does deserve it, the drama at the start of the season and the very selective "you can't be MVP on a superteam" criteria that KD knows very well about will make sure of it.
Lebron has this year's MVP on lock because the media has made clear who their preference is and the Lakers are good enough to justify giving it to him, Jokic has a slim chance if the Nuggets end up in the top 3 and his stats are just too good for anyone to deny him. In the very unlikely circumstance of a Laker meltdown plus Nuggets ending up a lower seed in the West they will probably give it to Giannis even though they don't want to for non-sensical narrative reasons.
IT will go to Embiid or Luka. and people wil then say donovan mitchell or jokic got snubbed
in reality its Harden and maybe Lebron who are the only ones who should be considered. no one else is even remotely close.
The Luka stuff is so tired. People keep hating on Luka over trae but honestly their teams records are near identical and the stats arent as off as people make it other then luka having more rebounds in a league where no one tries to crash the glass anymore
The NBA is a product and multi billion dollar business so marketability matters, if you go into it truth-seeking and expecting untainted sporting ideals then you will only up end bitter and disappointed. I feel Kyrie is going through this phase but I'm sure the millions he gets will ease the pain.
If Trae Young looked and groomed himself like Iverson and Luka was 6'3 with a receding hairline then the narrative is probably switched. Does suck but is what it is