Legler's 2009-10 MVP ballot
Updated: April 13, 2010, 10:46 AM ETBy | ESPN.com
We asked NBA writers from ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, as well as NBA analysts from ESPN, to provide their choices for NBA Most Valuable Player, ranked from 1 to 5.
Here is Tim Legler's ballot:
The best player on the best team in the league, which happens to also be the best team he has played on in Cleveland. He dominates games effortlessly and has the same impact on both ends. Clearly the best player on the planet.
| Kobe Bryant
He may still be the most complete player in the game. The Lakers thrive because of his drive and competitiveness. He constantly pushes his teammates toward greatness and he is still the guy I'd want taking the last shot in any game.
He has become the greatest scoring machine in the NBA at 21 years old. The difference this season is that he accepts the responsibility of being a star. That means defending, rebounding and making your teammates better. OKC has been the most exciting team in the league as a result.
The anchor at both ends for a team that will challenge for a title despite being the most perimeter-oriented in the league. A great teammate who wants to be liked by everyone and who dominates with class.
He is the one constant offensively for a team that has a great chance to make a deep run. Dirk continues to improve as a fourth-quarter finisher and as a guy who can help defensively and on the boards.