The Insanely Early MVP Race

by Marcel Mutoni

For reasons I have yet to completely understand, sportswriters love to pontificate on who the regular season MVP is going to be. They do this regardless of how many games are remaining in said season.

For what it’s worth, the overwhelming favorites seem to be Kevin Garnett and Chris Paul, with KG holding a slight lead in the “race”.

It’s the same number of voters who believe New Orleans point guard Chris Paul, who just became an All-Star for the first time, is the MVP of the moment. That tied him for second with James in the poll, ahead of Bryant, who got three votes.

New Boston Celtics arrival Kevin Garnett is the leader right now, getting 63 percent of the vote.

This is so ridiculous, that I don’t even know where to begin.

Not only is the season’s most crucial phase just around the corner – you know, the stretch of games where the MVP is supposed to define himself – but even if the season ended today, would KG and CP-3 be the clear-cut favorites? Have they really done that much more than the guy in Ohio and the other in L.A.?