Dan LeBatard (Miami beat writer) recently wrote a long piece about how Derrick Rose doesn't deserve the MVP. Well, his boy, LeBron James, recently noted who his pick for MVP is:
"I think Derrick Rose," James said. "What he's done for that team, with
all the injuries they have and them being first in the Eastern
Conference. They're playing some really good basketball."
"You've got some guys here that have done their job also," James said.
"But Derrick Rose definitely has gotten a lot of the exposure and a lot
of the media attention because of the work he's done. He's playing some
Now there's a good way to get back in our good graces LeBron!
Chicago loves you again!
Okay, well, maybe not, but I'm sure we'll all endorse that statement. On a diversionary note, it's interesting to note that the Heat, the most covered team in the history of the universe, have somehow managed to fly under the radar.
After James dropped all of the initial prechampionship celebration talk, the why am I hated talk, and the I'll get even talk, the Heat have gone on about their business without anyone paying too much attention.
Will they succeed in the playoffs? I think so. I think they face the Bulls in the ECF, and have a good chance to win and meet the Lakers in the finals. In that matchup, who knows.
However, diversion over, back to Rose and his awesomeness.
It's always great to get these kinds of endorsements from superstar players even if LeBron doesn't have a vote.