There are many of you who are disappointed that Kevin Durant didn't win the MVP this season instead of LeBron James. While James hoisted up the Maurice Podoloff on Saturday, lets be real clear about what the ultimate objective is for both superstars.
That MVP trophy isn't the one that either player or the teams they play for ultimately want. The trophy they want can only be received in June, not May.
What you might find intriguing about the NBA's most valuable player award and its recipient over the last 8 years isn't a good one for fans of the Miami Heat. Yep, you see that the winner of the MVP over the last 8 years hasn't brought home the NBA title. Nope. That distinction was last held by Tim Duncan and the 2002-03 San Antonio Spurs.
Does this bode well for the Oklahoma City Thunder? I bet Kevin Durant hopes so.
2002-03: Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs (Won NBA Finals)
2003-04: Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves (Lost Western Conference Finals)
2004-05: Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns (Lost Western Conference Finals)
2005-06: Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns (Lost Western Conference Finals)
2006-07: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks (Lost Western Conference 1st Round)
2007-08: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (Lost NBA Finals)
2008-09: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (Lost Eastern Conference Finals)
2009-10: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals)
2010-11: Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls (Lost Eastern Conference Finals)
2011-12: LeBron James, Miami Heat (TBD)