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Who were the real Playoff MVPs of 1995?

November 15, 2011 by


Dre looks at the top performers in the 1995 playoffs which featured some marquee match ups with Shaq, Jordan and Hakeem. The surprise though is that the real stars were Horace Grant and Clyde Drexler!

Eurobasket 2011: Navarro steals Gasol’s MVP

September 19, 2011 by


Devin looks at the 2011 Eurobasket and who should have been the MVP. It looks like Pau Gasol loses out on another tournament MVP to an overrated scoring guard.

FIBA U19 WC: MVP and All-Tournament Team

August 17, 2011 by


Devin examines the All-Tournament Team for the FIBA Under 19 2011 Tournament. His news is optimistic for Canada!

The Concensus MVP

July 6, 2011 by


Arturo here. I’m working on something but I’m a little stuck. So that gets pushed back and you get a repost of an old piece from my blog. I hope you get a kick out of it. A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually. –Abba Eban The MVP […]

The MVP — or MPP — of Every NBA Team (and the WoW Weekend Podcast)

May 13, 2011 by


Here is something I meant to post sometime ago.  The sports writers name one MVP for the league.  But each team has an MVP, or at least, an MPP (Most Productive Player).  So let’s talk about all those MPPs. And when I say talk, that’s exactly what I mean.  Today’s post is both a podcast […]

Derrick Rose was Not the MVP on Wednesday Night

May 5, 2011 by


Teachers (and professors) often assign papers to their students.  And in general, the day the assignments are made is different from the day the assignments are due. If you work in the media, though, it is a very different story.  On Wednesday night, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Atlanta Hawks.  Within hours of the completion […]

Should Kyle Lowry be part of the MVP discussion in 2011?

March 22, 2011 by


Andres Alvarez – of Nerd Numbers and the Automated Wins Produced – sent along the following observation:  Kyle Lowry’s game on Sunday night was the 15th best of the season and better than any Derrick Rose has put up so far this season. Additionally, since the New Year, Kyle Lowry has put up .25 more […]

Amare Stoudemire for MVP?

January 7, 2011 by


Amare Stoudemire is currently ranked third in All-Star votes for Eastern Conference forwards (behind LeBron James and Kevin Garnett).  Mark Stein of, though, apparently disagrees with the voters.  For Stein, Stoudemire is the Most Valuable Player in the Eastern Conference for the first third of the season. Michael Schwartz – at Valley of the […]

LeBron James is not the NBA’s MVP and the Stumbling on Wins Slideshow at

May 5, 2010 by


Tom Van Riper has written an excellent review of Stumbling on Wins for  The title – LeBron James is not the NBA’s MVP – might be familiar to readers in this forum.  At least, that was the argument made in May of 2009 (LeBron was the Most Productive Player – or MPP – in […]

The MVP Vote and Endorsing Conventional Wisdom

May 3, 2010 by


Matthew Yglesias made the following observation last Friday: Dave Berri endorses conventional wisdom, says Curry & Evans were the best rookies. When I read this statement I thought… “is it really news when my view corresponds to the views of sportswriters?”  Well, perhaps it is (at least, for the few people who care about my […]