Wednesday , Mar , 12 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Paul Pierce for NBA MVP

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett was viewed by many as the leading candidate to be NBA MVP prior to the abdominal injury that caused him to miss nine games. But if the 2004 NBA MVP had a vote, it would go to Garnett’s teammate, Paul Pierce. ‘I got Paul for MVP this year,’ said Garnett, who won the award four years ago with Minnesota. ‘He does a lot of things, just little small things that people don’t see. There are only three people I like to watch on offense, and he’s one of them, man. He makes scoring look easy. He has an uncanny confidence about him that I love, cockiness and self-assurance. Click here for more from the Boston Globe.