NBA official website updates the MVP rankings today. James Harden, who just ranked in the top five last week, continues to rise
at a rocket speed, surpassing the alphabet brother to the top of the list, while LeBron James, who has recently been injured, falls out of the top five.
Harden rose to the top of the list1. James Harden, RocketLast week’s ranking: 5Average field data: 33.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 2.1 steals
In yesterday’s overtime victory over Warriors away from home, Harden scored 40 + triple-doubles for the second consecutive game – his fifth
consecutive 40 + score and a fatal three-point hit in the last second, leading the Rockets back to victory in a disadvantageous situation where they were 20 points behind. In the past, Harden’s
continued fierce performance has shocked the chin, and the three-point killing of the Warriors is just his latest masterpiece.
Obviously, Harden is not satisfied with just one MVP, and is ready to win the award in a row. Which of the following achievements is more
impressive? 11 consecutive 30 + performances? Or lead the team to six consecutive wins without Paul? Almost on his own, he led the
Rockets out of their previous 11-14 predicament and back into the ranks of Western competitors.
2. Yannis-Adeto Kunbo, BucksLast week’s ranking: 1Average field data: 26.3 points, 12.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 blockades
There is no sign of any slowdown in the attack of the Alphabetic Songs on the East or even on the whole alliance. His Bucks have just won four
consecutive victories and eight of the last nine battles. If it hadn’t been for Harden’s nuclear-weapon-level performance, he would have continued to be the top MVP player in 2019.
However, Copenhagen’s outstanding personal performance this season has been fully reflected in the voting process of MVP. In the first round of voting announced yesterday,
he became the voter of the whole East. If this trend continues, he will eventually become the captain of the Eastern Team, and LeBron-James
candidate PK, a showdown between male and female. Having won the league’s best 26-10, Alphabet Brother and Bucks’next goal should be in the playoffs.
3. Stephen Cooley, WarriorLast week’s ranking: 4Average field data: 28.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.3 stealsYesterday’s game with the Rockets was rare enough.
shooting, he was still enough to help the team win – after all, they were 20 points ahead at most. All this, just because they met James Harden.