Who's the NBA MVP?

With the deepest pool of potential MVP candidates ever, Bill Simmons makes his case for who ruled the NBA this season.

Updated: April 18, 2006, 2:28 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Say what you want about the NBA, but the league offers seven superior features to every other professional sport: a wildly entertaining draft, a new dress code that caused "Big and Tall Store" stock to jump eight points, the wit and wisdom of Mr. Jalen Rose, cheerleaders who dress like hookers, a ridiculously surreal All-Star Weekend and, of course, the only "Most Valuable Player" award that truly matters.

Can you name the last 10 NFL MVPs? Of course not. Can you remember the last ...

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