The road to the NBA playoffs has come to an end, but the intense journey through the playoffs has just begun. As a result, talk about this year’s NBA Most Valuable Player is being bounced around in avid NBA fan conversations. Who do you think will be the next MVP? Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, James Harden, or even Kawhi Leonard?
Snapchat recently provided a segment called “Trash Talk,” where basketball fans all over the nation could weigh in on who they think the next MVP will be.
Some people articulated that James Harden, of the Houston Rockets, should be awarded the MVP because of his string of triple-doubles and his outstanding performances during season, which helped the Rockets clench the Number 3 spot in the Western Conference.
Others on Snapchat, argued that LeBron James should receive it solely for the reason that he is “LeBron James.”
However, majority of the people disagreed and proclaimed that Russell Westbrook, from the Oklahoma City Thunder, should get MVP. Russell Westbrook definitely showcases the qualities of an MVP, with his NBA-record of 42 triple-doubles and his hard work. Some people even believe that if he didn’t play, OKC wouldn’t have even made it to the playoffs.
Despite all this high praise for Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard should for sure be in your top choices for the race to MVP. Leonard has proven his abilities with his impressive defensive skills and game-changing actions. For example, in the fourth quarter of the fourth game against the Memphis Grizzlies, he scored the Spurs final 15 points. Let that sink in. Leonard scored the final 15 points of the last quarter by himself. Additionally, he’s known for his large hands that help him defend the best of his opponents.
Definitely keep all of this in mind when you are evaluating who your pick for the 2017 NBA MVP award is. Choose wisely.