MVP ladder: Blake takes his place (no. 3)

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com



VIDEO: Player of the Month honors for Blake Griffin … why not? He’s certainly earned it

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Admit it, you doubted Blake Griffin would get here. You didn’t think he’d improve this much in such a relatively short period of time.

Seriously, it’s okay to fess up now.

Because Griffin is real. The hype is justified. He’s more than just a pitch man and a walking, talking and dunking highlight reel waiting to happen. Griffin is a legitimate MVP candidate and the clear-cut No. 3 (in a two-man race) behind Kevin Durant and LeBron James.

Griffin has separated himself from the rest of the pack outside of the top three of the KIA Race to the MVP Ladder. It’s been a season-long labor of love for Griffin, whose own coach Doc Rivers, as well as others like Dallas Mavericks boss Rick Carlisle, can’t say enough about Griffin’s hard work and dedication paying off the way it has this season for a Los Angeles Clippers team that is in thick of things in the Western Conference playoff chase.

Joakim Noah and James Harden round out the top five of the Ladder this week.

Dive in here for more on who made the cut on this week’s KIA Race To The MVP Ladder!

 

9 Comments

  1. Justin says:

    What about Kevin Love?

    I’m from little old New Zealand so have no vested interest in anyone but Steven Adams. Kevin Love stands out statistically. A quick glance he’s 4th in the league for points, 3rd for rebounds, 6th for 3s, and is 18th for +/- on a loosing team (i.e. when he is playing they are winning and is lacking support).

    Why is he not on the MVP ladder?

    Justin

  2. Kevin says:

    San Antonio Spurs was #1 overall, yet Tony Parker was not in Top 10.
    Is it because he is not American?

  3. okc2014 says:

    Kevin Durant everybody, Kevin Durant.

  4. Makapatakki says:

    Paul George seriously? why do you dumbnuts keep on mentioning him with these guys… have you seen his pathetic performance for the last 3 months OMG

  5. Carlo says:

    Yaaaawn!

  6. BlowOUT!!!!! says:

    Durant is not the best this year, he is what he has been for the last four seasons the best scorer in the NBA. But Lebron James is the best all around player offensively/defensively and making his teammates better

  7. I think should be between top two temas in west and east. That is to say Duncan or George

    • ely says:

      What have you seen lately p. george scoring of big 0???

      no doubt it’s lebron men. accept it!

    • KevKev says:

      It is most valuable player though. Not best team. The reward for the best team is the championship. I like George and Timmay is a legend but they are not the best players in the league.