Regularly Beating Up James Ellsworth
Join Date: Feb 2012
Re: NBA Offseason Thread 2012
MVP is more prestigious than Finals MVP.
You'll never have anyone the caliber of Cedric Maxwell, Tony Parker, Chauncey Billups etc sniff a MVP award.
To be MVP, you're one of the best players in the league, if not THE best in the league over the course of a 82 gm season. To be finals MVP, you gotta play the best merely in a best of 7.
There's a big difference and that makes the MVP much more impressive. Sure, if you want to focus on the winning/championship aspect, a finals MVP is better because it virtually assures your team is winning the championship as well but there's so many other variables that you gotta take into account. I'm not going to say Billups' 04 finals MVP is more impressive than KG's MVP that year because KG was not fortunate enough to have the teammates Billups did or have the misfortune of having multiple injuries to his teammates in the playoffs.