There may be parochial bias here, sure, but the Heat's Dwyane Wade should win the NBA's MVP award. Nobody else has meant so much to his team. Wade has carried Miami through its many injuries and through Shaq's decline. His average is up and his turnovers down. He may be the best two-way player in the league.
Wade is top-10 in scoring, steals and assists. Most remarkably, he has raised his game to that proverbial other level, averaging 33 points on 55 percent shooting the past two months.
ESPN.com analyst Will Perdue, who played with Michael Jordan, says: "A lot of players have been compared to MJ over the years, but Dwyane Wade is the closest to having the game and charisma to carry it off."
The MVP is not Steve Nash, not Kobe Bryant, not Tony Parker, not Dirk Nowitzki, not Chauncey Billups, not LeBron James, Elton Brand, Paul Pierce, Allen Iverson, Gilbert Arenas or anybody else.
The MVP is Dwyane Wade.
Nash probably will win (again). But Wade should.
Who are your picks for will win, and should win?