Abbott's 2010-11 MVP ballot
Updated: April 12, 2011, 3:00 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 first to fifth.
Here is Henry Abbott's ballot:
The best player in the league, and an absolutely essential ingredient of one of the very best teams. Why's this so complicated?
The most exciting player on the NBA's best team, who works impossibly hard, is a great teammate, and has improved immeasurably. He cares far more about a championship ring, which just makes it even more fun to root for him.
John Hollinger is right about everything, but I just wish the Magic were contenders.
If he were as big and strong as LeBron James, but maintained his same skill and tenacity, it would be an incredibly obvious choice.
The Lakers remain the favorites in the West. They have a great roster, but this is still the straw that stirs the drink.
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