“This is a classic overreaction. He played very well in the Spurs win against the Rockets, but he’s not leading in the MVP race.”
Despite putting himself on one of the season’s most breathtaking highlights with his go-ahead three-pointer followed by an emphatic game-winning block in consecutive possessions on Monday, Ben Maller doesn’t think the suddenly boisterous MVP candidacy of Kawhi Leonard is enough to move the needle in the race for the award.
“The award is based on a full body of work. Your typical reactionary type will say, ‘Ay, look at this, he’s great!’ – that’s called being a prisoner of the moment.”