Monday, May 16, 2011
MVPs vs. multiple All-Stars in playoffs
Game 1 turned out well for MVP Derrick Rose, but if history is a guide, the Bulls could be in trouble against the Miami Heat and their Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
Six times in NBA history has an MVP with no other All-Stars on his team played against a team with at least three All-Stars in that season’s playoffs, according to ESPN Stats & Info. The team with the multiple All-Stars won five of those six series. Hakeem Olajuwon's Rockets were the only team to win, beating the Knicks in the 1994 NBA Finals.