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Nowitzki for MVP?

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We're coming down to the stretch run and MVP talk is heating up.  But really the race only comes down to two players as John Gambadoro puts in his article today.  No one else but Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash can even claim to have a chance at winning the MVP despite some people even saying Amare Stoudemire has a chance to win.  And if I had to vote right now for the MVP, it would be Dirk.  Your read that right.  I would vote for Dirk.  Why?

Well, the main reason is that the Mavericks have a better regular season record and have been phenomenal with Dirk.  Sure, the Suns have a great record.  But they are currently 4.5 games behind the Mavs and it doesn't look like they'll be able to catch up with the way Dallas is playing right now.

And the regular season record from now on out really won't mean anything, as Gambo points out.  This is when the teams will start resting their players.  And if the Mavericks lose a few games at the end of the year because of that, it shouldn't affect the way people vote for the MVP.

Bottom line is this:  If the Suns had the best record in the league and were playing like the Mavericks are playing right now, I would be banging the drum for Nash.  And I would be awfully ticked if he didn't get it.  So I turn it around and look at objectively and see that Dirk should win it.

Maybe you can convince me otherwise, but I doubt it.  Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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