May 10, 2011 | Michael Schwartz

Derrick Rose won the NBA MVP award, but was he the player that should have won? Some say yes and others say no. I think that Lebron James had the best year in the NBA this season. Lebron James averaged 26.7 points per game while Derrick Rose averaged 25. Lebron’s field goal percentage 51% while Rose’s was 44.5%. Lebron James averaged 7.5 rebounds per game while Rose averaged 4 rebounds per game. Lebron had 7 assists per game and Rose had 7.7. Lebron wins every category except assists and it was only .7 per game. Lebron James played with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. Derrick Rose played with Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, and Luol Deng. Lebron had a better surrounding cast, but that means that his stats should be lower than Rose’s. Rose is a point guard and Lebron still has almost as many assists as him. James is a small forward and is considered to be the top player in the NBA. I think that Rose was a candidate but not the best player this year.