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


MVP Candidates After the First Quarter of this NBA Season

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With the first quarter of this NBA regular season gone, let’s take a look at some of the top MVP candidates. While many star players have performed well thus far, only one will win the MVP award. While there’s still a long way to go in this regular season, these players are currently the favorites […] 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


MVP Wars: Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. James Harden

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MVP Wars Volume 1: Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. James Harden We are over a week of action into the NBA, and already, the season is as insane as projected. Between the Golden State Warriors’ horrendous start and the Phoenix Suns pinch-me-I-must-be-dreaming performance so far, the landscape has changed. Yet, two players remain as dominant as ever. […] READ MORE


NBA General Manager Survey Released

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The NBA has released its annual general manager survey. Every year, questions range from Finals predictions to award winners with everything in-between. Though their predictions are nothing more than best guesses, the survey gives fans an insight into the thought processes of those running the NBA. 2019-20 NBA General Manager Survey Results NBA Finals and […] READ MORE


NBA MVP Rankings for the 2019-20 Season

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The Most Valuable Player award attracts thought-provoking takes. In 2017, the award’s meaning was under massive debate due to Russell Westbrook and his infamous triple-double season. Unfortunately, there are no objective criteria, and the definition is typically stretched to the voters’ personal beliefs. The 2019-20 NBA MVP rankings are full of new narratives. Regardless of […] READ MORE