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Gilbert Arenas Questions Why 1 NBA Star Wasn’t In MVP Conversation

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We’ve officially reached that time of the year in the NBA season.

With the MVP results already in, it’s safe to say that not everybody was pleased with the decision.

That includes Gilbert Arenas, who believes Jayson Tatum didn’t get the recognition he deserved.

Talking to Shannon Sharpe and Chad Johnson on the Nightcap show, the three-time All-Star wondered why voters seem to change the criteria every single year.

What is the criteria for MVP these days ? @ShannonSharpe @ShayShayMedia_ @GilsArenaShow @ochocinco

— Nightcap (@NightcapShow_) May 9, 2024

He believes Tatum is getting penalized for playing on a great team, which isn’t what happened when Steph Curry won it with the Golden State Warriors despite not playing in most fourth quarters because of his team’s dominance.

Truth be told, it seems like the narrative around Tatum won’t let him get his flowers.

People see him as a bit of a choker, and the fact that the Celtics are absolutely stacked makes fans feel like he doesn’t have that much impact on winning.

Of course, most of those arguments might be false, and even if they were, he was still the best player on the team with the best record in the game, so Arenas might have a valid point.

At the end of the day, it’s hard to say that Nikola Jokic isn’t the best player in the league right now.

Also, Arenas has been overly critical of Jokic multiple times in the past, so his words must always be taken with a grain of salt.

But where he does make a valid point is in the criteria aspect of voting.

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