Harden over Giannis, by a whisker

For NBA MVP, David Thorpe picks the Beard over the Freak

By David Thorpe

With the best time of the NBA year—the playoffs—a mere eight days away, soon we will see the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Rockets’ James Harden playing their hardest on national TV. It will be an amazing time to assess who is more valuable.

The thing is, by then, the MVP will already have been picked by 100 media members (plus one…

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