Who Has Been Team USA's MVP Thus Far?

Who Has Been Team USA's MVP Thus Far?

Kobe Bryant
41
56%
LeBron James
5
6%
Jason Kidd
8
10%
Carmelo Anthony
19
26%
 
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Postby revgen on Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:44 am

It goes to either Kobe or Kidd.

They've brought professionalism, defense, and veteran leadership that Bron, Melo, Wade, and the others didn't bring last year. The difference is obvious. And I've got all (except Lithuania) of last years games to see the difference for myself.

Since I'm biased, I'd say Kobe over Kidd.
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Postby Jr. Kobe on Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:19 pm

Unfortunalety, Carmelo Anthony.

Because he's played to be an MVP so far.
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Postby karacha on Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:03 pm

Offense: Melo
Defense: Kobe
Playmaking: Kidd
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Postby JuanoLAL on Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:58 pm

ladam24 wrote:It's a toss up between Kobe and Kidd for me. Melo's extremely close.

Kobe and Kidd have been the difference makers.


Co-sign. My vote goes to Kobe though.
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Got to go with the Kidd

Postby Juronimo on Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:40 pm

For me it's definitely Jason Kidd. His leadership and maturity has made the difference. Also, he has been pushing the ball and getting the basketball to the scorers in perfect position.

To me the biggest difference between this team and last year's team is Jason Kidd. He immediately made everyone shine the second he steps on the court.
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Postby 81 Is Not Enough on Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:16 am

I agree with the people who say its Kobe/Kidd. Melo has been scoring very well, but what player can't score when team USA needs them to? Kobe and Kidd have both given this team an attitude and elevated the level of the entire team. They are both players who do it all out there while shutting down the opponent and allowing fastbreak opportunities.
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Postby LAFan1188 on Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:04 am

either kobe or kidd, but im leaning towards kidd
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Postby scottiep1013 on Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:04 am

I voted for Melo.

I agree with everyone saying that Kidd and Kobe bring leadership and a different mentality, but Melo has been a constant in every game so far. He's doing really well on the offensive end and doing alright defensively. Statistically he's doing the best out of everyone and he's playing really smart basketball. Kobe has been great on defense, but he has some mental lapses on the offensive end. While Kidd and Kobe are the brains, I think Melo is the engine for the US team.
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Postby Lakerzrevenge on Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:05 am

I didn't know to last night that we are LITERALLY putting up the best all around numbers since ANY TEAM after the 1992 Dream Team, until the graffic was showed during the game!! :man4: :man4: :man4: :man4: :man4:
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Postby kroublees on Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:06 am

Lakerzrevenge wrote:I didn't know to last night that we are LITERALLY putting up the best all around numbers since ANY TEAM after the 1992 Dream Team, until the graffic was showed during the game!! :man4: :man4: :man4: :man4: :man4:
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Postby saedel on Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:01 pm

I voted for Kobe -- the guy concentrates on defense and hustles; continues to be an offensive threat. He's one of the big difference alongside Jason Kidd. His presence alone is a huge impact to the game.
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Postby Lakerzrevenge on Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:55 pm

Ask yourself this, was Melo scoring big last year......yes he was. Did he have better games, in fact he did, including a 35 point game...so for those saying he's MVP, if he's doing exactly the same thing from last year then what were reults last year. Once you answer that realize it was not soley Melo's fault as he was a bright spot from last year, but thats not the point, the point is wht is the difference this year. IMO, its Kobe and Kidd.
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Postby LAFan1188 on Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:59 pm

Lakerzrevenge wrote:Ask yourself this, was Melo scoring big last year......yes he was. Did he have better games, in fact he did, including a 35 point game...so for those saying he's MVP, if he's doing exactly the same thing from last year then what were reults last year. Once you answer that realize it was not soley Melo's fault as he was a bright spot from last year, but thats not the point, the point is wht is the difference this year. IMO, its Kobe and Kidd.

just to play devil's advocate...

if the lakers were to acquire a defensive stopper and a good passing pg who helped us win a championship, and kobe continued to score at a 27-32 ppg range, would he be the mvp of the team?
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Postby Lakerzrevenge on Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:25 pm

LAFan1188 wrote:
Lakerzrevenge wrote:Ask yourself this, was Melo scoring big last year......yes he was. Did he have better games, in fact he did, including a 35 point game...so for those saying he's MVP, if he's doing exactly the same thing from last year then what were reults last year. Once you answer that realize it was not soley Melo's fault as he was a bright spot from last year, but thats not the point, the point is wht is the difference this year. IMO, its Kobe and Kidd.

just to play devil's advocate...

if the lakers were to acquire a defensive stopper and a good passing pg who helped us win a championship, and kobe continued to score at a 27-32 ppg range, would he be the mvp of the team?


Good question, I think so, if he still carreid the team on an off night I think Kobe could be the MVP of the league....ad stoip missing dunks. j/p :mhihi:
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Postby Showtime is Magic on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:22 pm

Offense: Melo
Defense: KOBE
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Postby ImmortalD24 on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:39 pm

So Far
1. Lebron
2. Kobe
3. Kidd
NO DEFENSE, NO RINGS.
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Postby addwuzhere on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:53 pm

jason kidd
dude committed only his third turnover today

pass the ball well

kobe -leadership

carmelo- leading scorer when on the floor


and it hurts me to say this but lebron to step up for melo absence
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Postby melo061 on Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:57 pm

Showtime is Magic wrote:Offense: Melo
Defense: KOBE


Offense-Bron
Defense-Kobe
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Postby Ras Algethi on Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:02 pm

melo061 wrote:
Showtime is Magic wrote:Offense: Melo
Defense: KOBE


Offense-Bron
Defense-Kobe


Well maybe against Uruguary, but for the whole tournament, Showtime's got it right. Melo has been the primary scorer. Lets not go overboard over one game.
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Postby melo061 on Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:04 pm

Its not just scoring, Lebron is so effecient, keeps his teamates in the game and doesn't force anything. Melo at times has been erratic, can't say about bron. Basically, lebron's offense (scoring+playmaking) has been better than melo's pure scoring.
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Postby ImmortalD24 on Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:06 pm

melo061 wrote:Its not just scoring, Lebron is so effecient, keeps his teamates in the game and doesn't force anything. Melo at times has been erratic, can't say about bron. Basically, lebron's offense (scoring+playmaking) has been better than melo's pure scoring.
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Postby Ras Algethi on Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:12 pm

melo061 wrote:Its not just scoring, Lebron is so effecient, keeps his teamates in the game and doesn't force anything. Melo at times has been erratic, can't say about bron. Basically, lebron's offense (scoring+playmaking) has been better than melo's pure scoring.


Lebron's been more efficient. I'll give you that.
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Postby melo061 on Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:14 pm

And has been a waaaaaaaay better playmaker. He is the team's best playmaker outside of the pgs.
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