If you don't win in the playoffs then forget about it. Even the best record in the NBA doesn't guarantee that. Bosh
is an all-star but needs to be a killer to become an MVP. Kobe is an assassin! Bosh
needs that. Not there yet.
No small TV market player will win MVP unless they are larger then the NBA and are on one of the top teams. Stern wouldn't have it any other way.