Scoop's 2009-10 MVP ballot
Updated: April 13, 2010, 10:45 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 Scoop Jackson's ballot:
No. 2 (MVPs) going on 6. Established himself (maybe even separated himself after Kobe's injury-plagued season) as the best player in the game. Even Lil' Dez knows: The King's "The Man" now.
| Kevin Durant
If you didn't see this coming, shame on ya. Definitely, the most difficult matchup problem in the league. Definitely, the hardest player to figure out how to stop. Definitely, the next George Gervin. Definitely, maybe.
Still the "Bully" of the NBA. More committed to making defensive stops than before. Jump shot as beautiful as Ken Griffey Jr.'s swing circa 1998. And maybe, more dangerous.
League leader in, what, 40 categories? Just kidding. But he confirmed that he is without question the best big playing. If he has one more season like this one, he'll win at least one MVP in the next three years.
Nothing's changed. Still carrying more on his shoulders than any of the NBA's elite. Still doing more with less. Still the hardest working man in 'ball business. Still D-Wade.