SPECIAL MIDWEEK EDITION:
Separated but equal . . . almost
As teammates, they were inseparable.
Well, guess what?
As MVP rivals, they ain't any easier to separate.
Steve Nash. Dirk Nowitzki. There they are, together again, filling the top two slots on my MVP ballot.
The best defender. Most improved. Top rookie. Best sixth man. See Marc Stein's complete award choices.
Finding any distance between them now is honestly harder than ever.