The NBA MVP race hasn’t been this open in years. At various points in the season almost a dozen players have been in the running, but as the long campaign draws to a close it looks like it’s between five: James Harden (Rockets), LeBron James (Cavaliers), Steph Curry (Golden State), Anthony Davis (Pelicans) and the surging Russell Westbrook (Thunder).
Reporter Shandel Richardson of the Sun-Sentinel asked veteran superstar Dwyane Wade who he thinks should get it. The former Finals MVP neglected his former championship teammate (LeBron) James and went with a different James. “Right now, I would say James Harden,” Wade said. “I would say James Harden from everything he’s done for the full season, the entire season.” Harden agrees. Asked at during All-Star weekend who he thought was the best player in the league at the moment, Harden said frankly: “Probably me.” And it didn’t even sound cocky.