I was debating the order last night once word leaked that LeBron was going to win. My top 5 was LeBron, Durant, Kobe, Paul, Parker. I figured Rondo fit in the 6th or 7th slot… so 8th isn't a huge surprise.
Rondo earned MVP consideration in that post-All Star run when he notched the 24 straight double-digit assist games and the Celtics climbed from hovering around the 8th seed to the 4th seed.
I think all these guys deserve their spots…..except Derrick Rose. He missed half of the season. To say only 9 players in the league were more valuable or had a greater impact is silly. I like Rose and he's a hell of a player, but that's just silly.