The NBA’s regular season MVP is award is about as meaningful as Heidi Montag’s opinion on the economy. In an era of hype, highlights and sports celebrity the MVP award has become nothing more than a popularity contest. Look no further than the combined 4 MVPs and 0 rings Steve Nash and LeBron James have amassed while Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant have just 2 MVPs against a combined 9 rings.
Bodog.com – your one stop shopping site for degenerate gamblers worldwide – is giving odds on who will win the MVP next season.
No surprise at all, the best player on the planet (ahem…KB24) is going off at 3 to 1 odds. Meanwhile, Kevin Durant and self-proclaimed “King” James are both the odds on favorites to hoist the meaningless piece of metal next year.
Sure, those awards are nice and shiny but hanging banners is what really matters…right? I mean, maybe Kobe’s 2 consecutive Finals MVP awards aren’t as sexy as LeBron’s look-at-me regular season MVPs.
Let’s face it, winning is overrated. Which is why it’s a good thing that the Miami Heat are favorites to win the title since that would mean LeBron will certainly become irrelevant if he wins…right? I mean, that’s the logic these days.
I guess us poor Laker fans will have to settle for cheering for a great team since we don’t have a great, MVP caliber player on our roster…right?