The NBA’s MVP Race is Insane



The New Michael Jordan MVP Trophy

Chris Hay, Staff Writer

The NBA season is coming to an end soon and the MVP winner has to be decided. According to ESPN,Jayson Tatum, Stephen Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, and Ja Morant are the top six candidates for this award. Those players have all had career averages, but Stephen Curry should be knocked from the list due to injury and be replaced by Kevin Durant.

I interviewed NBA fans, Luke Earlywine and Jylen Crespo. First question I asked was, “who is most likely to win MVP?” Luke and Jylen both said Luka Doncic, but Jylen added, “It was a tough pick, where there are so many players dropping career numbers right now. For example, Donovan Mitchell dropped 71 points. Luka had 60 points,21 rebounds,10 assists in a game, which is insane. Giannis also had a career high of 55 points. And Lebron scored a 47 point triple double on his 38th birthday.” Next question I asked was, “If Luka doesn’t win, will Nikola Jokic three-peat?” Luke and Jylen both simply answered, “No.” The last question I asked was, “Is this the greatest MVP candidate list of all time?” Luke and Jylen both had different answers. Luke answered, “Possibly. But I think the 1961-62 MVP candidate list had some of the most absurd stats in NBA history. For example, Wilt Chamberlain averaged 50 and 25 and still didn’t win.” Jylen answered, “I think this is definitely the best mvp candidates list in NBA history.”  

With that, I agree with Luka Doncic becoming MVP. I feel as if it is the most logical answer right now. He is just on another level and will end up being top three in NBA History. I also agree with their statement of Nikola Jokic having a three peat for MVP. There have only been three people to accomplish this incredible feat. Those players are Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Larry Bird. And I highly doubt Jokic will be among those names. And I think that the 1988 MVP Race is the greatest of all time. It solidified Michael Jordan’s career.