The NBA Playoffs should not be one of the major factors in deciding the NBA MVP because rewarding players who sleepwalk through the NBA regular season with the award is not the true nature of it's meaning. However, if a player is able to single-handedly carry his team through the playoffs and shock the world, it should play a role in determining who the best player is that season.
It's a fine line to walk, but Clay Travis uses Russell Westbrook and James Harden as examples of how this season could benefit from including some playoff perspective into determining the winner of the most hotly debated award in recent NBA memory. Listen below.
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