Friday, May 05, 2006

NBA: My favorite non-MVP seasons

1996-97: Glen Rice
I always thought Glen Rice was a fun player to watch, and in 96-97, he burst out with an incredible season. Take away '97, and his career high ppg was 22.3, which he achieved 3 times. In '97, he averaged 26.8 ppg for the Charlotte Hornets. He was an outside shooter and dynamic scorer that, for one season, seemed unstoppable. He was willing the Hornets to victory that season--he was unguardable in the regular season. I personally got to see him destroy the Wolves that year. He just single-handedly dominated.

1993-94: Scottie Pippen
After Jordan retired the first time, I don't think there were a lot of high hopes for the Bulls. Pippen led the Bulls to 55 wins, and only fell in 7 games against the Knicks in the playoffs. Pippen is without a doubt one of the most versatile basketball players to ever step on the hardwood, and he did it all that year: 22 ppg, 8.7 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 2.9 steals. The Triangle Offense was perfect for his skills--Pippen more than anybody I've seen was a Point Forward for that team.


  1. 1989-1990 Season

    Patrick Ewing:
    28.6 ppg; 10.9 rpg; 3.99 bpg; 2.2 apg. Teammates (Starters): Charles Oakley, Johnny Newman, Gerald Wilkins, Mark Jackson

    MVP--Magic Johnson:
    22.3 ppg; 6.63 rpg; 11.5 apg; .43 bpg. Teammates (Starters): Vlade Divac/Michael Thompson, Byron Scott, James Worthy, AC Green

    You tell me who had a better season.

  2. uh, i just read this and realized how bitter it sounds. sorry, but i just feel bad for good with so little help.

  3. Don't ever feel bad about feeling bitter.