Could this NBA season’s MVP race be the best ever?
Several individual talents have played great basketball and led their team to impressive years, but five players have stood head-and-shoulders above the rest: Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, James Harden, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.
Media members will have a difficult time choosing between these five when the season finishes, as all have extremely compelling cases to consider.
Let’s look at each MVP contender’s case and then determine their present pecking order.
Honorable mention: Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers), Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies), LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers), Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls), Jeff Teague (Atlanta Hawks)
Note: All statistics are from Basketball-Reference.com and accurate as of March 6 unless otherwise indicated.