A Luka Doncic MVP Campaign Is Coming

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Luka Doncic has already appeared in MVP voting numbers. This next season, however, presents a clear path to the coveted award for the Slovenian sensation. His previous play certainly shows he’s capable of being the recipient of the illustrious MVP award, and he’s set to lead the Dallas Mavericks once again this season. The Luka Doncic […] READ MORE


Nikola Jokic Named NBA MVP

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Nikola Jokic has been named the MVP of the NBA. This is a historic announcement. Jokic is not only the first Denver Nugget to ever win the illustrious award but he is also the lowest drafted player to accomplish this feat. Nikola Jokic Named NBA MVP The Nuggets drafted Jokic with the 41st pick in […] READ MORE


NBA MVP Race: Nikola Jokić’s Race to Lose

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Since the start of the season, Nikola Jokić has been one of, if not, the odds-on favorite for MVP. At the start of the year, the NBA MVP Race was incredibly close, with Joel Embiid, Stephen Curry, and Trae Young being among the other early-season favorites. However, as other players have entered and left the conversation, two […] READ MORE


Joel Embiid MVP Chances are in Jeopardy

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Joel Embiid is no stranger to injuries. Despite being drafted in 2014 by the Philadelphia 76ers, he has just four years of NBA experience, not including this year. Embiid has played in just 240 games since entering the league. However, Embiid is arguably the best player to come out of the 2014 draft class. Despite […] READ MORE


The NBA’s MVP Award is Broken

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For the past few years, it seems that every season the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award is widely disputed. Some people value statistics, others value team records, and some take the MVP award literally. This last group thinks the truly most valuable player deserves the award. So which is it? What is the most important […] READ MORE



Editors’ Predictions for the 2020-21 NBA Season

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The 2020-21 NBA season is finally here after a shorter-than-usual hiatus. This season features plenty of storylines to watch with several superstars returning and several new-look rosters. One thing on everyone’s mind at the start of a season, though, is who they think will bring home the NBA’s ultimate prize. Prior to tipoff, our editors […] READ MORE


Top 3 Candidates for NBA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year

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In yet another twist in this unorthodox NBA season, the NBA’s annual performance awards will be based on league play prior to March 11th. The news was first reported by NBA insider Shams Charania of The Athletic. With the qualifying period essentially over, the Last Word on Pro Basketball staff will now analyze the most likely […] READ MORE



The MVP Race Is On, Sort Of

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Whoever happened to tune in to the Sunday night contest between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans got a dose of the ESPN hype machine. Throughout the fourth quarter, and during the post-game, ESPN hyped LeBron James up as a realistic challenger to the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and questioned why James […] READ MORE