Hill's 2010-11 MVP ballot
Updated: April 12, 2011, 4:00 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 1 to 5.
Here is Jemele Hill's ballot:
You could also make the case that Rose is the NBA's Most Improved Player, since he went from good to unguardable in a season's time. Rose is an unbelievable athlete, but most impressive is how he's transformed himself into a legitimate outside shooter.
Now that LeBron James has left Cleveland, no superstar in the league means more to his team than Howard. The Magic are a lottery team without him.
Durant quietly led the league in scoring for a second consecutive season, and despite a top-heavy Western conference, the Thunder improved on last year's 50-win season.
James again dominated the stat sheet, and even though his MVP campaign was hurt because he plays alongside Dwyane Wade, Cleveland's record without James was a strong MVP endorsement.
| Kobe Bryant
That the Lakers were arguably the best team in the league the second half of the season is a tribute to Bryant's strong will. Had the Lakers been able to grab the top seed in the West from the Spurs, Bryant would have been deserving of winning his second MVP.
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