May 4 2004

Kevin Garnett received this year's honors of Most Valuable Player of the NBA.

NEW YORK, May 3 ? Kevin Garnett of the Minnesota Timberwolves was named the winner of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the NBA?s Most Valuable Player, the NBA announced today.

I've been following and enjoying The Kid from before he even entered the NBA. I've always seen it (and so did the Timberwolves' owner Glen Taylor), but I guess now it's official; he's up there with Abdul-Jabbar, Johnson, and Sir Jordan.

Man... and how:

The 6-10, 240-pound forward totaled 1,219 points in MVP balloting, including 120 of a possible 123 first-place votes, from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.


The seven-time NBA All-Star enjoyed his best season as a professional in 2003-04, averaging career bests in points (24.2 ppg, 2nd in the NBA), rebounds (13.9 rpg, 1st in the NBA) and blocked shots (2.17 bpg), in addition to averaging 5.0 assists and 1.46 steals. Garnett led the league in double-doubles this season with 71, the most in the NBA since Hakeem Olajuwon registered 72 during the 1992-93 season. He became only the fifth player in NBA history ? and first in 29 years ? to lead the league in total points (1,987) and total rebounds (1,139) in the same season.

Now'uh, Kevin, that's a nice ear decoration you have there, but I think a ring would suit you better.



1 comments so far.


KG deserves the award again this year

Posted on April 4, 2005, at 17:28


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