The Conference Call West: April 9, 2008
Posted Apr 15 2008 4:18PM
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CP3 4 MVP?
To his credit, Chandler provides more substance than the obligatory "he's our guy" argument. "Now, if you asked me who's the best player in the league, I'd go with Kobe Bryant or LeBron James," says Chandler, possibly considering the fact that both Kobe and LeBron will be looking the score on the former Bull and current defensive post-presence for the Hornets. "But, to me, it's not about the best player. Most Valuable Player is about who's the most valuable to their team. And I think he's proven that he makes everybody around him better. I think that's why he should be the MVP, and I think that's why Steve Nash was the MVP twice."
Paul, for his part, talks about bowling and what he feels is the secret to his spectacular rise to prominance in the NBA. "You just have to be aggressive," says Paul. "Thatís one thing that has always been the case in basketball -- the person who is the most aggressive almost always wins. Thatís the way itís always been for me. And thatís the way our team approaches every game, no matter who weíre playing against."
Sounds like an MVP-winning philosophy to me.
Cool Hand Luke
Lakers.com catches up with Luke Walton, who has kept his cool through a challenging season and is ready to provide his steady hand to LA's drive for playoff glory.
Employees of the Month
Jazz.com examines how important the month of April is to achieving NBA playoff success.
Rockets.com chronicles Houston's attempt to get on a roll at just the right time. Playoff time.
Nuggets.com celebrates assistant coach Adrian Dantley's selection to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Warriors.com's Blog Squad stays on top of the very latest in Golden State's frantic fight for playoff position.
See You in the Funny Papers
Blazers.com goes the comic book route with an original, daring promotion for Most Improved Player candidate LaMarcus Aldridge.
Grizzlies.com is tabulating votes from fans on everything from preferred halftime entertainment to the song selection during player introductions.
Timberwolves.com highlights the importance of advance scouting in the super-competitive atmosphere of the NBA.