It was announced on SportsCenter from an inside source that Dirk Nowitzki will be presented with the MVP Trophy. There is no doubt in my mind that it was a mistake to not give it to Steve Nash.
In response to hearing about Nash being unfairly compared to three-time MVP winners Chamberlain, Bird, and Russell when it came to this year's MVP trophy, Bill Russell was upset about it: "First of all, I think that's B.S.," said Russell, who won his three consecutive MVPs from 1961-63. "The people who didn't vote for him because of that . . . that's manipulating history, OK?"
If you look at the stats there is no reason why Nash shouldn't have gotten it. Nowitzki is more of a scorer and looks for his shot a lot more but is only averaging 6 more points per game. He obviously has Nash in rebounding because, well, he's 7 feet tall and Nash is 6. Nash has 8 more assists per game showing that Dirk is definitely not a very good passing big man. Nash has a little bit better FG% and they are about the same from the line at around 90%. But what is disappointing about Dirk in all of this is that Nash is shooting better from 3-point range than Dirk.