NBA Finals 2010: Presenting the Most Valuable Player Candidates

With Game Six only hours away from liftoff, one question that most fans, analysts, and broadcasters have not brought about into discussion is who should be crowned the 2010 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.

Many would say that if Boston wins championship the MVP award will be handed to Rajon Rondo, and for the Lakers, if they miraculously win back-to-back games at home the award would undoubtedly go to Kobe Bryant.


Rajon Rondo

Rondo has made a legitimate name for himself during the present postseason, averaging an outrageous 16.1 PPG, 9.4 APG, 5.5 RPG, and 1.95 SPG on 47.0 percent shooting from the field in 22 playoff games. 

While many are just now getting the opportunity to see Rondo play his impressive style of basketball, Celtics fans have known from the get-go just how good this little guy really is. 

After falling short during Game One of the finals , Ray Allen's 32 points and record-breaking eight three-pointers covered up just how much of an impact Rondo had on Game Two.

Rondo managed to drop his second triple-double of the playoffs, posting 19 points on 8-of-18 shooting, distributing 10 dimes, and hauling in 12 boards—in addition to two steals, one block shot, and one three-pointer.

Not to mention, with less than two minutes remaining in regulation and Boston up 93-90, the Celtics placed the ball in 24-year-old Rajon Rondo's hands.

He then drained arguably the biggest shot of his career, pushing Boston's lead to five, and ultimately carrying out the W at the Staples Center.

This Boston Celtics team is far from the squad it once was during the 07-08 season when they captured the NBA Finals trophy.

Rather than being referred to as the "Big Three," the Celtics are now alluded as Rajon Rondo's team.


Kobe Bryant

After completing the first round of the playoffs on a l...

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