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  1. The MVP is in trouble

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Durant finally earns his first MVP award just as his Thunder wrestle with a blowout loss to the Clippers and emerging questions about their title chances....

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  2. LeBron James for Postseason MVP?

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says LeBron James has been the best player so far in the playoffs, so why is James second in Thorpe's playoff MVP rankings?...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  3. Calling the MVP race

    Henry Abbott

    The ESPN Forecast is overwhelmingly clear, and it's not looking good for LeBron James. But first, there's something to explain about an ox that lived a century ago....

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  4. Everybody loves Giannis

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe on why the young Buck, Giannis Antetokounmpo, is not just infectiously likable, but also has MVP-grade potential....

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  5. 25 under 25

    Henry Abbott

    Kawhi Leonard was a candidate for Finals MVP, and he's only 14th on the list of elite young NBA players compiled by ESPN Insiders David Thorpe, Kevin Pelton and Amin Elhassan. That means a lot of things, including that good times are ahead for the NB...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  6. TrueHoop TV: Summer Forecast picks an MVP

    Henry Abbott

    Our panel of voters says LeBron will win MVP again. Tom Haberstroh thinks it might go a little differently this time....

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  7. TrueHoop TV: Playoff MVP

    Henry Abbott

    The conference finals are upon us, and David Thorpe's weekly rankings of postseason MVPs continue. Last time we talked, Marc Gasol was on top, but there's a new sheriff in town. ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  8. TrueHoop TV: Thorpe's new playoff MVP

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe's latest postseason MVP rankings are posted (Insider). Stephen Curry doesn't top the list anymore. We discuss:...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  9. TrueHoop TV: MVP of the playoffs

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe has been ranking playoff MVPs (Insider). We discuss:...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Staff of The Commercial-Appeal: The Grizzlies now have two Las Vegas summer league most valuable players on their roster. Second-year guard Josh Selby dominated the past week with his scoring and shared MVP honors with Portland rookie Damian Lillard....

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  11. TrueHoop TV: Picking an MVP

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | April 26, 2012
  12. TrueHoop TV: Marc Stein on MVP race

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | April 20, 2012
  13. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If the MVP debate is about individual production, the conversation is already over. That's PER, which has various relevant shortcomings: It doesn't really account for wins or defense. If it's LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant, though, James wins the defe...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  14. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    At Hickory-High, Ian Levy asked readers to pick the MVP based on statistics alone. No names. Yesterday he revealed the results: LeBron James in a landslide. Tony Parker has been mentioned as an MVP candidate, which he says makes him laugh. On Twi...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  15. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Robbie Levin of The Miami Herald: In last year's Eastern Conference finals, coach Erik Spoelstra put LeBron James on Derrick Rose when no one else could stop the league's MVP. James effectively shut down Rose, and without his lockdown defense, that s...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  16. Tyson Chandler, speaking freely

    Henry Abbott

    Robyn Beck/AFP Tyson Chandler brought respectable D to the offensively gifted Mavericks. The result: a title. Dirk Nowitzki was the MVP of the Mavericks, the Finals, and by most accounts the NBA's best player in the entire playoffs. But to Nowit...

    Blog | August 04, 2011