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NBA Awards 2015 Most Valuable Player- James Harden: Dissecting the Dichotomy Of The MVP Award

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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May 6, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant speaks after receiving the 2013-2014 MVP trophy at Thunder Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

 NBA Awards 2015 Most Valuable Player:

Over the past month Space City Scoop has brought you an overview of the hardware to be handed out for individuals. The final segment in our series is NBA Awards 2015 Most Valuable Player.

Arguably the most hotly contested trophy this season is also it’s most coveted: The NBA 2015 Most Valuable Player. While there have been a select few who’ve entered the conversation the reality is the race to be crowned the king of the NBA has frankly been a two-horse race all season.

Prior to stating who we think should win (I’m sure we won’t be shocking too many folks on our selection) we look at some of the players who briefly entered the conversation. Furthermore, given how much debate has circulated regarding who should win let’s look at exactly what the MVP is.

What Is The Definition of MVP?

Depending on who you ask the definition for most valuable player takes on a very different description. Let’s look at the variables:

Some say the MVP is simply the best player in the NBA – dissecting the word “best” is where we find the discrepancies. Certainly it can’t mean best player in the league or Kobe Bryant would own more than one regular season MVP. Right?

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