Normally, people would put an introductory paragraph here....I as well, felt compelled to qualify all that follows but let's just get to the point:
MVP - Chris Paul - Led the league in steals and assists and was more valuable to his team...if he shot as much as Kobe...(can you imagine the numbers??) Runners up - KG, T McGrady, STAT, Lebron
Exectutive of the Year - Steve Kerr - "uh, psst, Steve...(in a whisper) yer BALLS are showing" said Ron Wolfley. Not only did he make the riskiest trade in acquiring a 35-year-old Shaq for an All-star Marion...he brought in a refreshed Hill (and HEALTHY might I add) and replaced a weak 8-spot James Jones with a DEPENDABLE and hustling G Giricek.
Coach of the Year - Rick Adelman - how can you argue against a TWENTY-TWO game win streak, 2nd best in NBA history...oh ya, W/O Yao?
Sixth Man - LB (Leandro Barbosa) - I ONLY choose him over Ginobili because LB is a TRUE 6th man where Ginobili is a starter that happens to come off the bench a few minutes into each game.
Eighth Man - Never heard of it? Well, I introduce the category as Gordon Giricek CLEARLY deserves the accolade - no team can depend on an 8th man hustling, diving, scoring as much or playing with the defensive intensity that G Squared brings to the Suns.
Most Improved - Rudy Gay - he turned into the REAL THING..smooth and left handed.
Best Product endorsement - Wade describing Barkley as a statue-esque character on horseback...eating a CheeseSteak (funny S**t)
Best Trade of the Year - Shaq for Marion and Marcus Banks (I wonder if Marion wants Rose or Beasely with the #1 pick)
Most devastating injury - Elton Brand with honorable mention to Greg Oden.
Most Pathetic season - Team - Knicks (drama drama), runner up goes to Heat
Most Pathetic season - player - Gerald Green - from B-Day cake dunk to TRADED and RELEASED
Hottest NBA player - KG's intensity is hypnotizing - Amare is runner-up (just wait, more to come....)
Ugliest NBA player - Chris Kamen - close runner ups to Sam Cassell, Baron Davis' beard and Boozer
Funniest Play of the Year - Shaq parting the Orange Sea
Whatever happened to: Synthetic balls.
Best "LIVE" Stiles Household moment(s) of the season - the many interesting interactions with Suns announcer/legend Tom Chambers. Honorable mentions: seeing Shaq with the Heat, Suns three-fest vs. the Nuggets
2nd round West - Lakers, Jazz, Suns and Mavericks
2nd round East - Celtics, Cavs, Magic, Pistons
West Finals - Suns vs Lakers...Suns win in 6
East Finals - Pistons vs Celtics...Pistons win in 5
NBA FINALS - Suns vs Pistons - Suns win in 7 - STAT Finals MVP