Steve Nash Accepts His MVP, and So Do I

When Steve Nash said yesterday, “I’m not going to give it back,” he was talking to all the people like me who didn’t want him to win MVP twice in a row. If you believe in democracy—O.K., elitist democracy— you have to see some justice in the award. 125 sporstwriters and broadcasters gave him half again as many points as LeBron James, the runnerup, and first-place voting wasn’t close; he nearly trebled Kobe Bryant. What these guys were saying is that Nash transforms a team. Just now on ESPN they said that Nash’s teams have led the NBA in scoring the last five seasons. Hard to argue with that…

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