The NBA from LVP to MVP, Part I

From worst to first, Bill Simmons reviews all the candidates as he determines his NBA MVP for the season. Story

Updated: April 18, 2007, 7:02 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

First, the good news: We'll forget the lackluster regular season once the NBA playoffs kick off with a barrage of spectacular matchups, assuming everything breaks correctly. I don't need to sell you on the Spurs-Nuggets, Lakers-Suns or Cavs-Heat battles, but a Jazz-Rockets series works for any true basketball fan, and you don't like sports if you can't get excited for Nellie's run-and-gun Warriors battling his old Mavs team, or Toronto laying its feel-good season on the line against New Jersey ...

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