MVP Madness

Nothing is more frightening than the “logic” sportwriters employ when talking about MVP votes. Marc Stein, for example, wants to hand out an Eastern Conference Second Trimester MVP award to . . . Chris Webber: “But since we’re focused on this specific chunk of 27 (or so) games, you’d have to say Webber’s value to his new team stands out in a close call over Toronto’s Chris Bosh.” Come now. Webber been playing well, but he’s not even the most valuable Piston and everyone knows it. The sequence in which people joined the team can’t be the decisive consideration here.