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MINNEAPOLIS The chants don't matter. MVP! MVP! MVP! They're flattering, but if every player on the receiving end of those cheers won an award, it would be reduced to something akin to an honor roll bumper sticker, an uncomplicated badge that, hey, you're pretty good, I guess. And really, being the NBA MVP is about a lot more than being good. It's not even a measure of being great or the best, and that's where things get messy. MVPs are among the league's most talented, sure, but they're also the highest-profile, leaders of winning teams, playoff contenders. Therein lies the problem for Kevin Love. The Timberwolves' forward is averaging 25.9 points per game, good for fourth in the league behind Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James. He's second in the league in rebounds per game, with 13.7, trailing only Dwight Howard. More impressive is his average of 41.5 points assists rebounds per game, which is fewer than just James. He's as c...
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