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Originally posted by BizzyRipsta
does the playoff mvp have to be a player off of the team that won the championship?
It has all but the first year it was awarded. That year (1969)Havlicek (Celtics) got robbed - his team won - but they gave the MVP to Jerry West, who played for the losing Lakers! So in all GOOD conscience - the NBA can and HAS given it to the best player on the losing team!

Meaning - the NBA screwed up and a precedent was set so that it can be given to the best player - even if on the losing team!
It happened once - therefore it can happen again!
 

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good...i was wondering that because mvp does mean "most valuable player" and playoff mvp would be the most valuable player of the playoffs. so, say the lakers win the championship, i was wondering if there's still a chance for kidd (who, i would say without a doubt, is the mvp of the playoffs) to win playoff mvp.
 

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sad thing is that if that is the case, then i bet jason won't be named mvp. i bet it'll be shaq. :cry:

but i'd like to see fan reactions to kidd being named mvp if the lakers win the championship...hehehe :devil:
 

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Why wouldn't the trophy go to the winning team? That is a total diss to the team that won if they were to give it to someone who the winning team beat.

Lets say Jason Kidd wins the MVP after the Nets lose to the Lakers in 6. David Stern goes on the microphone and says "We would like to award Jason Kidd the MVP trophy for helping his team lose in the Finals, great job Jason..."

Does that make sense to you?
 

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Originally posted by Franco5
Why wouldn't the trophy go to the winning team? That is a total diss to the team that won if they were to give it to someone who the winning team beat.

Lets say Jason Kidd wins the MVP after the Nets lose to the Lakers in 6. David Stern goes on the microphone and says "We would like to award Jason Kidd the MVP trophy for helping his team lose in the Finals, great job Jason..."

Does that make sense to you?
I think that Stern might have a little more decorum than that
 
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