Coon's 2010-11 MVP ballot
Updated: April 12, 2011, 4:17 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 Larry Coon's ballot:
Some complained that the media penciled him in for the award too early. Rose is answering with a spectacular finish. "He's been phenomenal all year," Carlos Boozer said.
Playing on a team with two other All-Stars (one an MVP candidate in his own right) was supposed to hurt James' MVP case. Turns out it didn't.
On both sides of the floor he's been as dominant as ever, making 20/20 games almost mundane. The Magic's comparatively lower record is hardly his fault.
| Kobe Bryant
Playing through the accumulation of injuries, age and mileage, Bryant remains the heart, soul and unquestioned leader of the defending champs.
Two top-five MVP candidates from one team? You bet -- the Wade-James duo collaborated as well as Heat fans had hoped.
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