OSCAR ROBERTSON, Retired NBA Player: When Russell was on this journey, I felt that I just had to be here. Before I proceed, (I'm just trying to delay the inevitable here) I will state that there are four primary candidates for the award, and you could make a convincing argument for all four candidates when doing an MVP prediction.
The 2016-2017 National Basketball Association season was highlighted by the MVP debate, which many believe is a two-man race. He was seen shooting during warmups for the past two regular-season games, and he's walking with no apparent limp. But in all seriousness, that stat-line is absurd.
The West's second-seeded San Antonio Spurs look to put recent playoff disappointments behind and open against Memphis. LeBron can say that, but the East is a more shallow conference. It also continues the ongoing debate over which of the two should be voted this season's most valuable player. The competition this year was too stiff, and he might've even taken the third spot had the Cavaliers not floundered towards the end of the year. Houston hit 19 of 56 on 3-pointers and finished 30-1 when scoring 120 points or more this season. The most recent may have been the best, as James finished with 41 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to George's 43 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in Cleveland's 135-100 double-overtime victory on April 2. Houston did so by blending what it does well with negating in part what makes Oklahoma City so potent, excluding its reliance on Westbrook. "And you also want to help him in his minutes, putting him in a position where he can be an efficient and effective player". I have the Rockets winning this series in six or seven games, but they limped towards the playoffs so I'm going with the Thunder and the points in this battle of MVP candidates. Steven Adams, Enes Kanter, and Taj Gibson can all turn the game just on their offensive rebounding ability. When he was asked about winning his second scoring title in three years, he hesitated, then simply replied: "Next question". They have shown that they can - they have a team that can adjust to play against nearly anybody. One team will reign supreme; those who can't wait until June to find out which one can take a sneak peek at the Bing Predicts NBA Playoffs bracket. Stats don't matter. You have to go out there and try to get as many wins, first one to four. Like James before him, if this were any other season, Leonard would likely be notching his first regular season MVP award.
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Beverley isn't a well-known name, yet the 28-year-old guard averaged 9.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game during the regular season, with the Rockets seeing their net rating jump from plus-3.4 to plus-7.3 when Beverley was on the court. A recipe for quite the interesting season was brewing in Houston.
However, the Thunder have ended up securing the sixth seed in a bitterly competitive Western Conference and will finish with a total win count in the mid-high 40's.
James Harden said it will be different this time.
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Meanwhile, when a customer entered the shop to place an order, he felt something was fishy when nobody responded to him. He's charged with murder in the 2015 slaying of Palak Patel in a back room of the shop in Hanover, Md.
How did Harden and company respond?
Westbrook will be defended by his arch-enemy, Patrick Beverley, while Harden will be matched up against Andre Roberson.
Harden and Westbrook, the the people, tend to mimic the players: eccentric but measured, controlling but subtly yielding. He moved into full-time point guard status, finishing second in the National Basketball Association to Russell Westbrook with a career-high 99.2 touches per game.
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