Barry's 2010-11 MVP ballot
Updated: April 12, 2011, 4:56 PM 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 Jon Barry's ballot:
Consistent each month. Despite injuries to Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah he single-handedly got the Bulls the No. 1 seed in the East.
Maybe the most improved player as well. The offensive improvement was the most impressive by a star player that I can remember. He's always one of the best defensive players, and if his team had played better after their trades, maybe he'd be the MVP.
| LeBron James
Twenty-six points. Seven boards. Seven assists. Bird. Havlicek. Oscar. Jordan. The only other players in history to put up those averages in a season. Enough said!
He belongs in the discussion every year. Numbers aren't the best, but still no player you'd rather have in the clutch than this guy. Still the greatest competitor in the league.
Under the radar again. Mavs are no more than a .500 team without him. People still question his toughness. Not me. Able to be great outside the paint.
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