James’ Cavs won only 50 games. He dragged that Cavs bunch through the playoffs and into the Finals against relatively weak competition. Harden had a much tougher road this postseason, and that’s a point in his favor.
OK, take a mulligan on Casey. I feel pretty good about my picks for No. 2 and 3 after watching the playoffs. Stevens, of course, was exalted for the way the Celtics, without Kyrie Irving, were able to hang on to a series win over the Bucks, topple the Sixers then get the Cavs to a Game 7 before finally running out of gas.
If you believe some folks on Twitter, Stevens’ out-of-bounds plays were not conceived on a whiteboard, but were conceived by the Divine Creator himself, and Stevens is but a vessel for the transmission of those ideas. Or something like that.
Considering what happened in both the regular season and the playoffs, Stevens would certainly be the top coach. Also, some love for Alvin Gentry, who got the Pelicans to 48 wins despite having to change course in midseason, then KO’d the Blazers in a first-round sweep. My post-postseason ballot would go…
MVP, it’s hard to gauge nowadays. Because now you have the people’s MVP and you have, like, the NBA’s MVP, Irving told radio station Hot 97 in New York on Wednesday. I think the people’s MVP was definitely James [Harden], but the NBA MVP is definitely LeBron [James].
When asked if he believes James should have received the MVP award instead, Irving pointed to James’ statistics as he praised his career performance.
James, a four-time MVP, played 10 more regular season games, scored 60 more points, logged 320 more rebounds, made 117 more assists and shot almost 10 percent more accurately than Harden last season.
If we’re talking strictly based off stats, like, he checks every mark. … He’s incredible, he’s incredible, Irving added.
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