Larry Bird for Garnett as MVP

For those of you who are not living in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area you should know that Kevin Garnett is playing the best basketball of his career, and currently the best basketball in the league – it is really something to watch. However you calculate the MVP contenders, efficiency rating or the Bird Formula, Kevin ends up on top.

Based on the Bird formula, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett should be the runaway (MVP) winner. Garnett, …, is averaging career highs in points (23.1), rebounds (13.4) and assists (5.9) … When crunching the numbers, Garnett receives a score of 29.2.
The other MVP candidates’ scores: Tracy McGrady, 26.9; Tim Duncan, 26.9; Shaquille O’Neal, 26.0; Kobe Bryant, 25.3; Dirk Nowitzki, 24.7; Chris Webber, 22.3; and Jason Kidd, 21.1.

[The Miami Herald via RealGM]

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