Originally written January 14, 2013 on HoopStuff:
New York Knicks: Carmelo Anthony For MVP Everybody who knows the NBA, knows that Lebron James is the best player in the league. That is not up for debate, it is simply a fact. However, the MVP award should not just go to the best player in the league, but to the player who has the biggest impact on his team at large. Lebron has Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh beside him every game, to help carry the Heat and they will most likely both be All-Stars this season. However, Carmelo will be the only All-Star for the Knicks, who happen to have the second best record in the Eastern Conference. This does not mean that he is doing everything alone, but there are no stars next to him, just valuable role players. If Lebron was not on the Heat, they would still win 50 games this season, but if Anthony was not on the Knicks, they would be fighting to win 30. That is value and why Carmelo Anthony should be this season’s MVP. For years people have been claiming that Carmelo is a one trick pony, an excep...
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