Im going to explain why Steve Nash deserved both of his MVP's.
First the MVP is a individual regular award that is awarded.
In 2005 Steve Nash was a big part in turning the Phoenix Suns franchise around from a 29 win team to 62 to win team. And if you look back at 2005 Steve Nash was the best player in the NBA that year, no player in the NBA was playing better than Steve Nash. Shaq was great, Wade was great that year, Kobe missed 16 games in 2005 and the Lakers were not good enough for Kobe to be in the MVP conversation in 2005. Steve Nash is was obviously the best player in 2005 and deserved the MVP award.
In 2006 The Suns were without Amare Stoudemire as he missed all but 3 games due to microfracture knee and he had to undergo surgery, Steve Nash carried the Suns in 2006 along with Shawn Marion. Ok here is why Nash deserve the MVP over Kobe, Nash was more efficient that Kobe and every category yes I know Kobe dropped 81pts that year and averaged 35.4ppg but he wasn't always efficient in the 2006 season as he averaged 45 % FG shooting. Another reason why Nash deserved the MVP and one of the reasons Nash won the MVP over Kobe is because the Suns won more games now I know the Suns were a more talented team but do you really think they would awarded Kobe the MVP with his team having less than 50 wins and winning 45 games? You Could Argue That Steve Nash Was The Best Player In The NBA In 2006.
Steve Nash Deserved Both Of His MVP's And Anyone Who Who Thinks Other Wise Is Discrediting Steve Steve Nash's Accomplishments And You're Just A Hater
well Kobe shot 45% from the field gettin triple teamed on a nightly basis and playin alongside the likes of Kwame and Smush and even got them in the playoffs.. cant argue about the 2005 MVP, but in 2006 IMO Kobe was robbed...
Just read the end if you like... Theres no way the Lakers make the playoofs that year if it wasnt for Kobe... there arent many players in the league who can single handly do that.
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