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Report: Canadian Steve Nash Will Win MVP

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  • Report: Canadian Steve Nash Will Win MVP

    I think BballFanJ wanted to report this late yesterday, so I will do this on his behalf. Good for Nash, he's a great guy and definitely one of the many players that deserved it this year. From the Washington Post: Link to article


    Report: Suns' Nash Will Win MVP
    Thursday, April 27, 2006; E04 -- Steve Nash will be named the NBA's most valuable player for the second year in a row, the Arizona Republic reported yesterday.

    The newspaper cited a league source familiar with the voting, but said the official announcement may not come for two weeks.

    The NBA did not comment on the report, posted on the Republic's Web site yesterday.

    The Phoenix Suns' playmaker would become the 10th player to win the award in consecutive seasons.

    "Anytime you sit back and think about just winning it once, it's mind-boggling -- the company and what it means in the history of the game," Nash said after yesterday's shoot-around in Phoenix. "To win it twice obviously just compounds that."

    Nash, 32, won his first MVP award last season, when he directed the Suns to an NBA-best 62 victories. This year, the Suns lost Amare Stoudemire to injury, and traded away Joe Johnson and Quentin Richardson .

    Still, Phoenix repeated as Pacific Division champion, winning 54 games.
    The East Valley Tribune of Mesa, Ariz., reported Monday that a survey of 75 of the 127 writers and broadcasters who vote for MVP showed Nash with a sizable lead over runner-up LeBron James in the voting.

    This season, Nash had career highs in scoring (18.8 points), rebounding (4.2), field goal percentage (.512) and free throw percentage (a league-leading .921). He led the league in assists at 10.5 per game and finished sixth in three-point percentage at 43.9.

    "He had another great year," Phoenix Coach Mike D'Antoni said before last night's playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers. "The guy's playing at an unbelievably high level. To be in the running for two years in a row is an incredible honor. To win it two years in a row is unbelievable."

  • #2
    I heard about this a few days ago I wanted dirk
    to win it. I like Steve Nash alot but I think 2 MVPs
    in a row is way too much.


    • #3
      The final MVP voting tally:

      Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total Pts
      Steve Nash, Phoenix 57 32 20 8 6 924
      LeBron James, Cleveland 16 41 33 23 7 688
      Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas 14 22 25 36 17 544
      Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers 22 11 18 22 30 483
      Chauncey Billups, Detroit 15 13 22 18 25 430
      Dwyane Wade, Miami - 3 4 9 19 87
      Elton Brand, LA Clippers 1 1 2 3 14 50
      Tim Duncan, San Antonio - 2 - 6 1 33
      Tony Parker, San Antonio - - 1 - 4 9
      Allen Iverson, Philadelphia - - - - 1 1
      Shawn Marion, Phoenix - - - - 1 1
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