Nathan Stubbs

The case for Chris Paul

by Nathan Stubbs

Last year many basketball fans felt New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul got robbed of the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (the honor was instead given to Lakers star Kobe Bryant for the first time in his career). This year, the Hornets' franchise is trying to ramp up the Chris Paul for MVP campaign as the regular season heads into its final month (Paul has been notably absent from the MVP discussion this year with most of the attention centering on the Cleveland Caveliers’ LeBron James and Miami’s Dwayne Wade).

The Hornets have just launched a MySpace page and ”CP3 4 MVP,” a three-minute video highlight reel touting Paul as the NBA’s best all-around player. The former Wake Forest standout, now in his fourth year as a pro, is already beginning to etch his name into the NBA record books. Paul leads the league in both assists and steals and ranks 11th in scoring (Paul could well become the first player in NBA history to lead the league in assists and steals in consecutive seasons or finish a single season ranked first in steals and assists while in the top 10 in scoring). See more stats on Paul here.