Ford's 2010-11 ballot
Updated: April 12, 2011, 4:35 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 Chad Ford's ballot:
I understand the arguments against him. But when I watch Rose play the game, I love the NBA. I love his team. And I believe they can win it all. That's why he has my vote.
Despite all the negative publicity (much of it self-inflicted), he's put up another dominant season and has the Heat in a position to advance deep. He's still the best basketball player in the world.
Howard is a defensive menace. He's Superman in a uniform. And every year he just gets better. But until I see him start to take over games in the last two minutes, I can't put him in the top spot.
The best point guard in the game consistently gets overlooked because of where he plays and who his teammates are. But when you look at what the Hornets accomplish when he's healthy, it's astounding. Put him in Chicago instead of New Orleans and I think he'd be atop the list.
He's 32 and still going strong. He's still one of the most driven and dominant scorers in the game, and the Lakers still look like the team to beat this season. His consistency and longevity are both remarkable.
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