If the voting for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award were held today, Carmelo Anthony would be a consensus selection. But that’s not reality. One quarter of a season does not make an MVP.
At this point in 2010, Amar’e Stoudemire would have gotten his share of MVP votes, but then came trades and injuries and his season didn’t deserve a trophy.
So while chants of “MVP! MVP!” will continue to be showered on Anthony, it won’t become a reality unless he continues to shine in games like tonight when the Knicks face the Lakers at Madison Square Garden.