NBA MVP: Who are this years top 5 MVP candidates?

NBA MVP is nearly never a unanimous choice. In the award's history, there has only been one unanimous winner.

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been in great form for the Bucks Twitter/Giannis Antetokounmpo
By Blesson Daniel | Mar 26, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

NBA MVP is nearly never a unanimous choice. In the award’s history, there has only been one unanimous winner – and it wasn’t Michael Jordan, LeBron James, or Kobe Bryant. Stephen Curry is the only unanimous winner in 2016, while playing for the Golden State Warriors, who set an NBA record by winning 73 games. That season, LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers shocked Curry and the Warriors in the NBA Finals.

There has never been a tried-and-true criterion for determining an NBA MVP winner. Typically, the champion must be regarded one of the world’s top two or three players. Typically, the champion must be from a winning team. The truth is that winning MVP is really difficult. Kobe Bryant has only received the honour once. Kevin Durant has also only won one MVP award. Even being the best player on the best squad can only get you so far.

With the NBA season approaching its actual midpoint, we thought it would be a good opportunity to assess the NBA competition for the 2021-2022 season. Right now, this is our MVP list.

5. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James in a file photo [Image- Twitter@ESPNNNBA]
LeBron James in a file photo [Image- [email protected]]

James is 37, and some argue that his game-by-game potential remains the greatest in the NBA. This is crazy stuff. If the Lakers were at the top of the Western Conference, LeBron might win the trophy. Instead,now LA is striving to win the play-in tournament. It’s a shame the Lakers are squandering another incredible LeBron year.

4. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokic from Denver Nuggets [Image- Twitter@ESPNNBA]
Nikola Jokic from Denver Nuggets [Image- [email protected]]

It’s unfortunate that the Nuggets have suffered so many serious injuries to important players — Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr., and even P.J. Dozier — while Jokic is performing at an all-time peak. Jokic undoubtedly had the league’s finest regular season last year on his way to earning MVP, and he’s putting up even better stats this year, with higher assist, block, steal, and rebound percentages. He’s the undisputed leader in all-in-one metrics like EPM. Interestingly, Jokic appears to be losing his unjustified reputation as a mediocre defender becoming a legitimate asset.

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3. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

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Joel Embiid in a file photo [Image- [email protected]]

Embiid may have won the MVP last season if he hadn’t been sidelined by an injury as the Sixers stormed to the No. 1 seed in the East. With Ben Simmons gone and HArden in Philadelphia is stronger than ever but Embiid might be even more stronger. He’s making more three-pointers, handing out more assists, and has been minimalizing turning the ball over . Missed games may hamper his prospects again, but he should is going strong. This is unlikely gonna be his year, owing to his team’s battle for a mid-table place in the East playoff scenario.

2. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo was dominant in the paint, Image credit: Twitter/Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo in a file photo, Image credit: Twitter/Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis cemented his status as a legendary player by guiding the Milwaukee Bucks to a championship last season with one of the most dominant playoff runs in recent memory, capped by a 50-point effort in the final game. After a short offseason, the Bucks haven’t yet burned the league this year, but they’ve been storming up the East standings and will be one of the teams when the playoffs begin. This is due to Giannis’ dominance, which rivals that of any other player.

My choice for the league’s greatest defender is Giannis Antetokounmpo. He’s also averaging nearly 21.7 points per game, and he’s looking better than ever with him being a playmaker for Bucks.

1. Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker in a file a photo, Image credit: Twitter
Devin Booker in a file a photo, Image credit: Twitter

The All-Star guard Devin Booker is our favourite to win the NBA MVP. Also, all focus is on him after his tremendous 49-point, 10-assist effort against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. With eight games left in the season, Devin Booker has a good chance of being the Phoenix Suns’ third MVP.

When you see Devin Booker perform that is all you would ask for as your favourite MVP.