gilbertology, on Wednesday, December 27th, 2006, 12:52 PM, said:
You sir, and Jadaki, are both idiots. Arguing with Jadaki is like arguing with an 18 year old.I don't know any sportsbooks off the top of my head that have MVP odds, but I'm pretty sure Arenas' would be better than 260-1.If there were odds up right now he'd undoubtedly be in the top 3. Melo's fifteen game suspension hurt his chances a lot. So Did Yao's broken leg. Nash, Chauncey, and Gilbert would probably be co-favorites at something like 10-1 with Wade and Bron slightly behind. Again, it's still extremely early in the season and of course new MVP contenders will emerge and others will drop out. What I'm saying is that Gil will be a legitimate MVP contender for the whole year, it's what I've said since day one and what I will season after game 82.
Why dont you put your money where your mouth is then sir. Since I am an idiot and all. I will bet you 1000 dollars giving you 3-1 odds that Arenas does not win MVP. First off if you think Arenas is ahead of Wade you are the idiot. Arenas has been great with a solid supporting cast....Wade is carrying an aging team missing its 2nd best player and Shaq is a pretty big loss. Wade filling the stat sheet with 40, 11, 5, 4 and 4 is infinitely more impressive than one of Gilbert's 54 pt, 1 assist, 2 rebound games. Arenas scores points.....Wade scores and lifts his teammates to another level. Any argument that has Arenas ahead of Wade in MVP balloting, who is a better player, who is better looking, whatever is asinine and for you to call me and Jadaki an idiot sheds light on what you know about basketball.....and it isnt much.The fact is Arenas is a helluva player who can score in bunches....but he brings little else to the table. Nash, Bron, Wade....those are guys who control games. Plus you cannot examine Arenas in a vacuum....his high point totals are in large part due to the up and down frenetic style that the Wizards employ.