Just picked this up on ESPN, someone is actually trying to make some sense of the NBA MVP race. I've thought all year that Dirk is probably 3 or 4 on the list, but for some reason, he's getting a sentimental vote and will probalby win the thing anyway. When Nash undressed him in the best-game-of-the-season, i thought that would be it, and it may still be, but Nowitzki's name still keeps coming up.
And then this little beacon of light from Jemele Hill (not my favorite writer, but she gets it right this time). She feels that the arguments in favor of the Diggler aren't strong enough, and she's right. The crux of the article is: team wins should not count more than invididual contributions, sentimental arguments like 'he's due' should not weigh heavily and people are unfairly punishing MV3 for having won it already.
Also, while she doesn't come right out and say it, she's voting for Nash.