Colin has had it with the media and fan obsession with triple doubles this year.
“Did you see Westbrook last night? Another triple double!! That’s 4 in 5 games! Can you believe it?!!”
Who gives a damn?
It’s an impressive stat line, but Colin doesn’t really care about stats. He’s more into winning.
He doesn’t understand when triple doubles became the gold standard of measuring player value. It’s gotten annoying.
He also thinks the daily horse race coverage of the MVP race as ridiculous. If LeBron was all about stats he could average a triple double, but he’s looking at the bigger picture. Judging success by triple doubles and MVP’s is small time.
I’m insulted by this triple double thing. I’ve been following this league for 40 years. Nobody cared about this. Nobody cared about triple doubles. It’s a stat.
It’s a stat that LeBron could easily achieve every night of the year, but he’s got too much self awareness, and commitment to winning over stats to provide that.”
Colin thinks LeBron should be the NBA MVP every year, just like Jordan should have won it every year in his prime. Even when Karl Malone won the MVP, Jordan smoked him in the Finals. That’s what matters.
While the analytics crowd is busy having a Westbrook induced stat-gasm, give Colin LeBron, who’s about to make his seventh trip to the Finals. He may not win the MVP, but no other player is even close to being on his level. It has zero to do with triple doubles.
“There’s Beyonce and there’s everybody else. There’s Jay Z, and there’s everyone else. There’s LeBron, and it’s insulting to bring up anyone else.”
Watch Colin’s full rant:
LeBron should win MVP every year
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 17, 2017