|Posted by shawn cassidy on August 25, 2013 at 5:15 AM|
I was wondering, what should I write about. Everything has been done it feels like. What's something that hasn't been a thought. Maybe it was last year, or the year before that, and the year before that. As I look down at my hot and fresh cup of coffee. Just the aroma alone wakes me from my stupor that is the summer for NBA fans. Yes, football season is here, and yes the end of baseball is near with the playoffs a month away. The first sip goes down, and the jolt of that kicks the thought around my brain. That something that hasn't been a thought this summer? What if Rondo comes back on time, and what if the Celtics put on those underdog pants? The question is this, can Rajon Rondo win the MVP award if the Celtics do what most think is near impossible. What if the Celtics squeak into the playoffs?
Would that be enough for MVP voters? Those voters are the writers who wrote the Celtics off. Could they end up eating their own words? The thing is this, the NBA tends to give the MVP award to the players who either have the best record in the NBA, or nearly the best record in the NBA. Let's start with last year. James won his 4th MVP, and the Heat had the best record in the NBA with 66 wins and 16 losses. The following season James was crowned MVP, but his Heat had the 4th best record in the NBA. In the 2010-11 season , the Bulls Rose won the MVP, and the Bulls had the best record in the NBA. In 2009, and 2010 James won back-to-back MVP's, and the Cavs had the best record in the NBA in both seasons. I think you get the point.
What if the Celtics win 44 games, when the majority of writers believe they win from 25-30 games this coming season. Does that place Rondo in the discussion? What if the Celtics win a few more than 44 games? Would Rondo be, or should he be the MVP? Rondo has been in the discussion a few times in years past. I think the writers would have to consider their First Place vote for Rondo. I think the idea is far from all of our minds going into the season, but since most fans believe that this team is likely a lower seed in the East. I just thought Rondo's bid for MVP could be strong if the Celtics overachieve.