As early and mid-season favorites like Dwight Howard, Kevin Garnett, Brandon Roy and LeBron James eventually fell off the MVP radar (for the most part), the ’07-08 race became a two-man discussion: Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul.
Here are the numbers:
* Bryant — 28.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.8 steals per game. Second in the NBA in scoring, led the Lakers to the #1 seed in the West. Split the season series with Paul’s Hornets while averaging 28 ppg, 8 rpg, 6.3 apg, 1.5 spg.
* Paul — 21.1 points, 11.6 assists, 2.7 steals per game. Led the NBA in assists and steals. Led the Hornets to the #2 seed in the West. Split the season series with Bryant’s Lakers while averaging 23.3 ppg, 15 apg, 3 spg.
So who should win? Give us your MVP pick and tell us why…