Monday night, LeBron James received the Maurice Podoloff Trophy for the second time in as many years. The hardware is presented each year to the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. Being the MVP means different things to different people, but it is generally accepted that the award will go to the player who has proven himself to be the best of the best. It is the result of dedication, supreme talent and favorable on-court results. So few people achieve the honor that being named MVP almost certainly guarantees basketball immortality via enshrinement in the Hall of Fame.
So it’s a little puzzling that its winner would receive a Kia.