No word yet from the NBA on when the Most Valuable Player award will be announced, but you can pretty much assume it will be LeBron James (who did not have the ball in his hands for the final shot yesterday at Madison Square Garden, Dwyane Wade did.)
But what about the playoffs?
Who has been the MVP thus far?
In my book, it has been Rajon Rondo despite his bumping of a referee that earned him a one-game suspension for Game 2. Since he has come back, he has looked like the most inspired player in any series (and yes, that includes Carmelo Anthony yesterday), and his first half dominance against the Hawks on Sunday was a sight to behold. Dude even hit a pair of 3-pointers, tying his career high.
So folks in Boston are breathing a lot easier than they were a week ago, even as Knicks fans in New York are barely continuing to breathe.
On a related note, there should be some breath-holding tonight when the Clippers play the Grizzlies in what has thus far been the most compelling series in the Western Conference playoffs.
SheridanHoops.com editor-in-chief Chris Sheridan discussed those topics Monday in this chat with CineSport’s Tara Petrolino.