So with the Bulls on the verge of being eliminated from the playoffs, let us look at that whole MVP little thingy.
Derrick Rose won by a lot. Dwight was second, and LeBron was left of 9 ballots. Ric Bucher has gone on record saying Derrick Rose is the best player in the league right now? Really? Really?? Are you watching the games. I said it at the beginning of the season. The middle of the season. And a week ago. Was never impressed with the Bulls. At all. Ever. Never will be either. I was never really impressed with Rose either. He is fast. He is amazing when it comes to finishing at the rim. What else does he do?? ...crickets.....more crickets......even more crickets.... He does nothing else.
In my original MVP Post I had Dwight/LeBron tied and gave the edge to Dwight since LeBron has two superstars to play with while Dwight did not. I redid it and still barely had Rose join the top 5. Rose dunks really amazing. Outside that, what else? Lebron, Dwight, and Paul are all the best players at their position because they play both sides of the court. Offense and Defense. Rose is not even in the top 2 for PG discussion. Once again, the media fell into hype. Because of them I hate Derrick Rose. He did not earn nor deserve the MVP. Because he is humble? Garbage. Dwight Howard had the 3rd best defense, while the team employed Gilbert Arenas, JJ Redick, and Ryan Anderson on the court at the same time. LeBron James is in the top 5 wings in terms of defense and is far and away the best SF in the NBA. Chris Paul would make this Bulls team better with his ability to get everyone involved. So would Deron Williams. But no, Derrick Rose is the anti LeBron, the home town kid who won't leave.
I find it funny that all of the sudden the Bulls do not have the talent to win a title? All season we have been led to believe they do. Boozer was a beast. Deng the most "underrated" player in the NBA. Noah was this and that. The Bulls bench was "unbelievable" and that their bench would crush the Heat. Yet here we stand with the Bulls probably losing in 6(I will give them Game 5 in Chicago). Yes they have been hard fought games. Either team could have won. Yet the MVP, the best closer all of the sudden, the best player in the NBA according to some, has now come up short in three straight 4th quarters. Wasn't it LeChoke five weeks ago?? This is why you do not put personal bias ahead of judgement. Hate LeBron for being egotistic. Hate him for setting the bluprint for all future stars to try and form their own teams. But do not tell lies about his game. This is not a Miami defend piece. This is a media is dumber than you think piece, and fans may be smarter than you think piece. The Bulls have a terrible offense. Derrick Rose is terrible offensively if you really think about it. Before I thought Rose had better game management than Westbrook, not really. They both stink. I don't trust either with a game winning shot. Basically watch the games. Derrick Rose failed the stats test. Now he is finally failing the eyeball test. Chicago homers go back to sleep. LeBron haters go back to your crib. Derrick Rose worshippers put your Derrick Rose Scriptures away. Finally, big boy basketball has returned.