I just got it. LeBron, Kobe, Chauncey, Dirk etc can take over a game. They can produce wins for their team. Nash can make his teammates better. Kobe, LeBron don't do that. And I would argue that Chauncey made anyone on the Pistons significantly better than last year. His individual play has gone up several notches, but no one (save Rip; expected increases also owing to the change in systems) is having a career year playing off of him. And that in my mind is an MVP. Now MOP? Then LeBron, Nowitzki or Kobe would be eligible. And Kobe should win over LeBron hands down. As Clarence Black said on WDFN last night, he's the best baller in the world right now.