What excuse will they use for denying Harden MVP this season?

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  1. Roc Paint

    Roc Paint Contributing Member

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    no excuses that I know
     
  2. tehG l i d e

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    Harden should get his 3rd Western Conference Player of the Week tomorrow but we'll see...I can't think of another player in West who came close to playing as good as he did this past week. 3 Players of the Week in 4 weeks would be crazy but well deserved for Harden.
     
  3. Invisible Fan

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    He's cheap and his basketball is soooo boring.
     
  4. Kruze10

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    Once CP returns his numbers will go down, which honestly, I prefer. An MVP is great but I want a Championship. Only way that happens is for CP and Harden to play cohesively together.
     
  5. Derp McFlopsky

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    The answer is “too much help”

    Really I don’t care and I’d be at least a little surprised if Harden is burned up about it anymore. Kobe only got one and it was a lifetime achievement award. If he was me, it would be all about a ring now.

    What he’s doing right now though, it’s otherwordly and if no one wants to acknowledge it they can suck lemons. There are maybe what...5-7 players in the world capable of domination like this and he’s one of them. He’s deserved 2 already. MVP seems like lesser than what he deserves now. Lift this team up, take them to the promised land James. You’ll be this city’s MVP at least.
     
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  6. ROXonROXonROX

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    Harden won't win it this year because he performed at an expected level. He also won't win it because they will say he doesn't play defense. Kyrie or Giannis will win it this year. Kyrie will win it because he'll be the best player on ONE of the best teams, which Harden has done or Giannis will win it because he will be putting up historic numbers on, which Harden does every year.
    It's safe to say Harden won't win it because the media hates HOU so much because of their great success.
     
  7. Houstunna

    Houstunna Contributing Member

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    It would be criminal if Harden never won MVP.

    MVP and FMVP incoming
     
  8. Reeko

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    Kyrie isn’t a serious candidate with that statline...Brad Stevens and their defense which is the best in the league by a wide margin are bigger reasons than Kyrie for why they’re winning games

    Brad will win COY...Kyrie probably wouldn’t even make 2nd Team All-NBA

    nothing about Kyrie’s season so far has been special to the point that he can win an MVP
     
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  9. tinman

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    It’s too early in the season to predict
    But he’s the front runner for sure

    As long as we have a great record he’ll win it
     
  10. don grahamleone

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    Good god.. if Kyrie wins MVP while having a down year in points and assists like he is right now so help me....
     
  11. DonKnock

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    Westbrook's final push last year was on the back of wins against Phoenix and Orlando. 2 of the worst 3 teams in basketball last season.

    They need very, very little to point to in order to fabricate sensationalism.

    I also witnessed nauseating amounts of confirmation bias, so the fact that Giannis and Kyrie are getting talked about now by the NBA "intelligentsia" means they will leave no stone unturned to find something to point to so that they can pat themselves on the back and say "look how right we were!"
     
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  12. J Sizzle

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    Said in both 2015 and 2017 to no avail

    Media will do what they do
     
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    Barkley thinks harden should win it
     
  14. Reeko

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    I don’t think they can get away with pushing someone like Kyrie as a legitimate MVP candidate. Not even the casual fans would buy a guy averaging 20, 3, and 5 as a legit MVP. He would have to up those numbers considerably and have a couple of memorable, signature type games. Kyrie isn’t even a lock to do better than All-NBA 3rd Team tbh. Russ at least had a historic accomplishment to help make his case. Giannis is the big threat to me. His numbers are ridiculous, and they could probably get away with giving him an MVP if the Bucks finished around 3rd in the East and won close to 50 games.
     
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  15. YaoMing#1

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    You guys are to pessimistic.

    I get it Iv been let down on two occasions with the damn award but Harden deserves and MVP and I think the voters get that.

    He's been by far the best player in the NBA and has the rockets in the 1 seed without their second best player who's a superstar himself.

    As long as cp3 comes back and the team keeps winning at this rate harden will win because his stats are still going to be the same with cp3 playing, I don't understand why ppl think they will go down.

    The narrative will be his historic great numbers and the fact that with cp3 pit for the first 15 games harden kept the team in the 1 seed.

    Seriously though harden has been breaking and tying records that only Jordan Lebron and wilt have ever done and he's been doing that for years. I don't get why media and fans don't realize that harden is one of the greatest players ever. He's that special.

    Just gotta win that ring I guess.
     
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  16. RockWest

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    Yeah, they will be looking for their next guy just to make sure Harden will be runner-up at best
     
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  17. Derp McFlopsky

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    What's criminal is how he gets so much negative publicity. It's really crazy. You look at the other players on his level and it's not even nearly the same things being said. Durant, kinda deserved his grief for bailing on OKC and joining the Warriors. Lebron is a gigantic baby about everything. Russell Westbrook gets so much love for being the guy you don't want to play with and look at that super team flail about... Curry is like the little rich kid. Who else? Kawhi is great but really isn't above James. Giannis people love because he's the Greek freak! Wow he's tall! A Slam dunk neato!

    And then you see James' commentary. Oh he's just flops and doesn't play defense. Not he's fearless going to the cup. Not hey, you know, he really does get hacked like basically every play. Not hey look, he just dropped ANOTHER 27 footer in someone's grill. Kyrie getting love for handles when really he just won't pass the rock. James? Does he even dribble the ball? James isn't even a point guard. No, he's just like one of the best ever but you're right he's not even a point guard.

    Are we really not going to mention how Harden is playing pretty good defense this year? I mean, seriously though, if he's playing good D that's it. There's literally nowhere else he can impact the game.
     
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    Jimmy Butler shines. According to player tracking data from Second Spectrum, Butler averages 7.7 miles per hour getting back in transition, first in the NBA among the 79 qualified players. On the other end is James Harden, who rates the slowest in getting back in transition among our qualified players. -- Micah Adams
     
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    media conspiracy
     
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  20. seeingredtx

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    I honestly don’t care about the regular season MVP, I only care and desperately want Harden to win the finals MVP..we watch the greatness every day and I truly am thankful we get to watch one of the best ever to do it.

    Number 34 is still the best Rocket ever, however if Harden brings even 1 championship and continues to play his contract out at this level, that spot would be in jeopardy....
     
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