Commentary

Hill's ballot: 2007-08 Most Valuable Player

Originally Published: April 14, 2008
By   | ESPN.com

The Ballots

Henry Abbott | J.A. Adande | Maurice Brooks | Chris Broussard | Chad Ford | Jemele Hill
John Hollinger | Mark Jackson | Scoop Jackson | Tim Legler | Chris Palmer | Jalen Rose
Chris Sheridan | Marc Stein | David Thorpe

To see the complete vote, click here.


We asked our writers to provide their choices for Most Valuable Player, ranked from 1 to 5.

Here is Jemele Hill's ballot:

Jemele Hill's MVP Ballot
Rank Player Comment
 
Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers
Shooting Guard
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I know I recently wrote that Chris Paul deserves the MVP, but the Hornets appear to be slipping a bit while the Lakers are still surging. Besides, if Kobe doesn't win it this year, he may go down as the greatest player to never win an MVP. That's as bad as giving Steve Nash two MVPs.
 
Chris Paul
New Orleans Hornets
Point Guard
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Paul is having one of the finest seasons a point guard has ever had. He made the Hornets a contender in the West, a feat that absolutely no one expected. If CP3 had won in L.A. last Friday, I may have reversed field. Honestly, this MVP race is so close, so that's still a possibility.
 
Kevin Garnett
Boston Celtics
Power Forward
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Garnett transformed the Celtics into a ferocious defensive team and steered them toward complete control of the East. Injuries made KG slip in the pecking order.
 
LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers
Small Forward
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Lebron had an incredible individual season, but his numbers didn't always translate to team success. Cleveland is still adjusting to the trade, and the Cavs simply don't look as good as they did last season.
 
Hedo Turkoglu
Orlando Magic
Small Forward
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Dwight Howard is the star, but Turk established himself as the Magic's go-to player. Turkoglu improved in every statistical category and showed he's much more than just a shooter. And the Magic leapt from a walkover No. 8 playoff seed to a No. 3.

The Ballots

Henry Abbott | J.A. Adande | Maurice Brooks | Chris Broussard | Chad Ford | Jemele Hill
John Hollinger | Mark Jackson | Scoop Jackson | Tim Legler | Chris Palmer | Jalen Rose
Chris Sheridan | Marc Stein | David Thorpe

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