MVP Countdown
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Basketball is a team game, but it is exceptional individuals that make up the numbers in each team, and carry each team closer to their summit. With the 2012-13 regular season in the books, we take a look at the most exceptional of those exceptional individuals, superstars who were invaluable in their service to their squads. These are the top five contenders for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award, and we will countdown to the top to see who value was greatest amongst all.

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