3 reasons why Paul George should be the MVP

3 reasons why Paul George should be the MVP

Houston Rocket's James Harden is considered to be the "odd-on" favorite to win the NBA MVP award for the second year in a row, however there are great contenders this year such as Giannis Antetokounmpo from the Milwaukee Bucks and Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Paul George is the most consistent out of 3 candidates and here's why!

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1. His leadership.

Thriving!

The first season when Paul George arrived in OKC with Carmelo Anthony and they were supposed to go toe to toe with the Golden State Warriors, but Oklahoma City Thunder finished fourth in the conference with a 48-34 record and they only won two games against the Utah Jazz. Right when the Thunder lost in the first round, the rumors about where Paul George was going began to surface. Paul George decided to stay in Oklahoma City and so far his numbers gone up and the team is more cohesive.

2. He makes it easier for Russell Westbrook.

Best duo ever!

One thing that I love about Paul George is that he is a great teammate to Russell Westbrook. Ever since Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City, people think that Russell Westbrook is a bad teammate and that is far from the truth. Russell Westbrook is still averaging great numbers, but he is letting Paul George take most of the workload rather just keeping the ball and shooting. Westbrook finally has someone that he can rely on to hit the winning shot after Kevin Durant left.

3. His Career Stats.

Russell Westbrook is considered to be a "ball hog" and who would have thought. So far, Paul George is averaging 28.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 31 blocks, while shooting 45% from the field. He is currently leading the league in steals which helps Oklahoma City defend effectively.

I know that there isn't a huge chance that Paul George will win MVP based on the numbers that James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo are putting up on there respective teams, however at the ever least he deserves to be in the conversation and Defensive Player of the Year, because of the career numbers that he putting up.

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Growing Up Catholic And How It Shaped Me

"I like being able to believe there is more to life than our time on Earth."

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Ever since I can remember, I have attended church every Sunday morning. Not always at the same church, but always at the same time with all the same people. I've never known anything different.

Both of my parents are Catholic and so are their parents and so on and so forth. I attended religious education classes my whole childhood and when I was 15, I chose to get confirmed which basically says you are choosing to continue your faith.

As a kid, I didn't really understand why we went to church every Sunday and there were some Sundays where I just didn't want to get out of bed to go. When I'm on the verge of not going to mass I tell myself that it is just 1 hour of my time, 1 hour each week and that is all I have to give. Everyone has 1 hour to spare.

Now that I am older, I'm grateful my parents have introduced me to the Catholic Church. I like having something to believe in and being able to have faith. I'm a huge optimist in my daily life and a big part of that is because I trust God's plan for me, whatever happens is with his best intentions for me. I like being able to believe there is more to life than our time on Earth.

It seems that the word "Catholic" has a negative connotation nowadays and that makes me extremely sad. No one should be judged or profiled based on their religion.

Being Catholic to me means always striving to better myself and bring myself closer to God. Being Catholic might mean something else to another person and that's what is great about religion and faith, they affect everyone differently and it is up to you to decide what to do with these 2 things.

At the end of the day, I am grateful for being brought up in the Catholic family I was because it gave me my morals and made me the person I am today, whom I am proud of.

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Why I Love Lebron James As A Person

There's more to Lebron James than basketball.

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While Lebron James is considered to be one of the best athletes ever based on his commitment to excellence, his conditioning, and the number of championships he has won, the impact he has made on his community that is being felt all over the world.

He may be a basketball player, but he is a businessman, father, philanthropist, and role model to people no just in his community but all over the world. This is why Lebron James is one of the greatest people I have ever seen in the world of the NBA.

Since the age of 15, Lebron James has been under the spotlight as "The Chosen One" and struggled through the trials and tribulations growing up in Akron, Ohio. However, he has defied the odds not because of what he does for the NBA in terms of marketing and championships, but what he does for his community and the world.

The Lebron James Foundation has given over 2000 children the opportunity to receive a full education, with the resources of over $41 million that Lebron James has contributed out of his pocket. He is giving children who don't have the resources that other children may have and to make sure they are the best version of themselves in their own way. This is what makes Lebron James "Strive for Greatness" motto mean more to people outside of the NBA. This is a motto that every child all over the world should live by, to be the best version of yourself, and Lebron James is providing the resources to those who may not have them.

Lebron James has provided a lot of happiness and a boost in the economy in the city of Cleveland, playing there for over 10 years. But he did go on national television, had his own special called "The Decision" and said he was going to Miami. This is the only stain that Lebron James has on his career, other than that he has been exceptional. He mostly redeemed himself when he came back to Cleveland and promised them a championship. He delivered on his promise by giving the Cleveland Cavaliers their first-ever championship in 2016.

All of us know that Lebron James left Cleveland last offseason to join the Los Angeles Lakers, but he came back to Akron, Ohio and opened the I Promise School for 240 at-risk children. This school helps give students an escape from their issues that Akron, Ohio is currently facing, and they offer activities to make sure that they don't go down the wrong path. This school also provides services to the families of the children who attend this school such as finding a job and an on-site food bank.

This is why Lebron James is one of the best people in the world because he exudes perfection and he knows where he came from.

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