Can We Please Stop For Now?
While I was reliving Brandon Roy’s 52-point explosion via OregonLive.com, I came across this little stanza, which reminded me of something, “It was a performance that literally had fans taking off their shirts in celebration. Others simply chanted “MVP! MVP!” when he attempted free throws. Phoenix coach Terry Porter, who had his jersey retired by the Blazers two nights earlier, was left feeling much like his players — defenseless.”
Please, for the love of all that’s holy, stop with the MVP chants. Please?
We haven’t even reached the All Star break yet. Don’t get me wrong, supporting players in a passionate manner is something I can get behind, but it’s entirely too early for MVP conversations, so please stop. Yes, Brandon Roy is good enough for consideration, but now is not the time.
Try waiting until after February at the earliest. Remember, the NBA regular season goes from October until April. There’s still plenty of time to figure out who should win the award and chanting “MVP” in the middle of December isn’t helping. I mean, do you decorate your Christmas tree in July or August?
Then why are chanting your nomination for an award that’s over four months away from being awarded? Yes, I know the performance you just witnessed moved you in parts of your soul you didn’t even know you had. That doesn’t mean it’s time to give out the MVP trophy to the player that moved you, however.
Can we at least save the chants until after the All Star break? Please?