The Celtics and Heat kick off the NBA season Tuesday night, in a game that could feature the 2010-11 NBA MVP.
LeBron James has taken up a lot of the MVP hype in the preseason, but is he really better than Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant or Dwight Howard? He might even be a good choice for Defensive Player of the Year, although a player on his own team (Dwyane Wade) could take that from him. We'll have to see how the season plays out in order to really make our awards picks, but who do you think are the favorites for each award right now?
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