Originally this article was going to be about Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers creating a website for Lebron’s MVP candidancy entitled, “lebronisreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallygood.com” to promote Lebron James as an MVP candidate. However, I have also now come across a video made by the New Orleans Hornets for Chris Paul’s MVP candidacy.
Here is the tagline when you enter the Lebron James site:
Welcome to LeBronIsReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyGood.com! Please check out all the information that helps explain why LeBron James deserves the 2009 NBA MVP Award. Why six Reallys in the address? Because this is LeBron’s sixth season in the NBA! Enjoy the tour. Just mouse over each of the Reallys above and go directly to each of the six different areas that make the case REALLY clear who should be the 2009 NBA MVP… LeBron James!
Ow, my eyes are almost popping out of my sockets just reading that tagline. I honestly believe that Lebron right now should win the MVP considering the play of the Cavaliers and the solid numbers that he is putting up right now.
My real question is what is the deal with the Hell’s Kitchen theme being played on the website? I almost felt that Gordon Ramsey was going to ask me for my jacket.
Now the New Orleans Hornets decided to make video for his candidacy for MVP, here is the link to it. Albeit, Paul is a great player and his Hornets team is still a threat in the playoffs but the team is not playing on the level that it was last year when MVP talk was warranted.
These sorts of websites and self-promotion videos do bring up publicity for a player but also gives the feeling that someone needs to promote themselves to win an MVP. This is not American Idol. The fans do not get to vote for the MVP and please no one in the NBA offices gets any ideas from that comment.
I could forsee Ryan Seacrest telling people to dial 1-866-NBA-MVP2 for Chris Paul. Well, it did not Megan Joy’s call at least. (Remember the Caw!)