Rockets general manager Daryl Morey made the case that picking MVP is hard, so maybe we just shouldn’t do it anymore.
Suffice it to say, Clippers forward Blake Griffin disagrees.
Morey might argue that the championship is determined by a defined system – the teams with the eight best records in each conference entering the playoffs, a tournament with 15 best-of-seven rounds then a champion crowned at the end.
But MVP is chosen by a defined system, too. Voters selected by the NBA submit an ordered list of five players. The player with the most voting points wins.
And others lose, which most of us – James Harden super fan Daryl Morey excepted – are OK with.