49. "... re-read what I said. " In response to In response to 48 Wed Jun-09-21 12:56 PM by Frank Longo
>>I don't think, going into their first MVP years, anyone >>would've said they're a Top 5 lock-- more hovering around >Top >>10. But once you have an MVP type season, and you make a >>conference finals (or go further), you get a pretty serious >>bump in your status.
When you said, "when Steph was unanimous MVP he wasn't considered a top 5 player? when Giannis was back to back MVP and DPOY he wasn't top 5?"... do you not see how that's absolutely not what I said above? They weren't top 5 going into their *first* MVP seasons. Then, winning an MVP and having a strong playoff season helped secure them into the Top 5.