Chauncey Billups' Pick for MVP? Kobe BryantChauncey Billups is having an All-NBA caliber season and has received mention as an MVP candidate. I greatly respect Billups' game but have repeatedly said that he is not even clearly the best player on his own team, let alone in the entire league. Apparently, he agrees. Here is a Billups quote from an April 9 Tim Povtak column in the Orlando Sentinel ("Billups Brushes off MVP Chatter"): "I think it should be the best player in the league, and I think Kobe Bryant is the best player in the league. That's the way I always looked at the MVP Award." Povtak notes that while Billups is flattered to be considered Billups states simply, "That [his candidacy] proves they aren't looking at it like I do. I'm not the best player in the league. I know that. But I'm on a great team, and I'm the catalyst, and I'm having a great season. Voters are going to do what they want."
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