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By featured contributor Kenny Masenda - Check him out at www.kennymasenda.blogspot.com

Is it KG's turn? Someone thinks so.

I’ve seen and heard arguments for other players, and some people have made some very valid points, but if you look at this season, from top to bottom, the best team has been the Boston Celtics, and the main reason for that is the acquisition of the one and only, Kevin Garnett.

The leader of the number one defense in the NBA.

With all due respect to Ray Allen and to Paul Pierce, this team has gone through a complete transformation, and a great majority has to do with KG being on this squad. Don’t let his numbers this year fool you. If you have not watched the games, then you will more than likely be inclined to vote for someone else who may have staggering numbers, but those of us who watch basketball know better. KG is the consummate teammate, he makes everyone better, and he knows how to get the most out of any of his teammates on the offensive end, as well as the defensive end.

Mr. Hustleman.

Speaking of defense, this is where the Celtics have made their biggest turn-around. It isn’t so much strategic, as its want-to, and HAVE-TO. You HAVE TO play defense in order to win in this league, and KG does that. He will probably win Defensive Player of the Year as well, and it’s easy to see why. He protects the paint, he can guard wing players, and can also bang in the post. He may well be the most versatile defender in the entire league.

I don’t want to hear any crap about them playing in the East either, because the Celtics played all the powers in the West, and put it on them the exact same way they put it on the East. On top of that, they are the best team in basketball, and last time I checked, that counts for something. Granted, he missed some time this season, but anyone in their right mind knows this team goes as far as he does.

Why the others won’t win it:

Chris Paul – Let me get this out of the way right now; I LOVE watching Chris Paul play and have since he played at Wake Forest. With that being said, there is no way in hell the NBA is going to give the MVP to someone in their third year, despite the brilliance he has exhibited on the court this year. They just won’t do it.

Kobe Bryant – He could get it, especially seeing how the Lakers will probably win the West, but is this really his best season???? Plus, some of his teammates have gotten WAY BETTER, as opposed to last season. Things have gone unbelievably well for them this season, as seen by anyone who has watched this team play. He’s never won it, and I’m thinking this could possibly be more of a Lifetime Achievement Award, as opposed to him actually winning the MVP since he’s never won it, but he has a better chance than Chris Paul, whether the Lakers win the West or not.

LeBron James – His team has been way too inconsistent, despite his monstrous efforts on the court this year. He’s doing this thing, but inconsistency dooms his campaign. They are in fourth place, and that fact cannot be ignored.

So that leaves one man; one man who came from the Wild West to the East, revitalized a losing franchise, and turned them from the laughing stock of the league, into a serious title contender. The ultimate teammate, but the one who will put his balls on the table and take over (Game Seven of the 2004 Western Conference Semis against Sacramento; 32 points and 21 rebounds, and five blocks, for example), so don’t get it twisted. He chooses to defer, and allow other players to get their shine on, but when its prime-time, you know he’s there, whether it’s for a key jumper, a monster dunk, or a defensive stand at the end of the game.

KG 4 MVP...

With all that being said, it’s perfectly clear. The man who should be the 2007-08 NBA Most Valuable Player is none other than The Big Ticket, Kevin Garnett.

Be easy.

Oh yeah, did you forget Kevin Garnett was on And 1? Top 10 greatest commercials ever with the flow by Mr. Styles P


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