More on Dirk...people are going to use the following argument against him: Chauncey Billups is the MVP because his team is better.
But are they really that much better? Dallas did stomp them by 37 points this season in their only matchup to give the Pistons their first loss. Dallas is 1 1/2 game behind them in the standings in spite of the Pistons' "greatness". Does that make Dallas great too, or does it make the Pistons overrated? Either way, Dallas becomes part of the conversation for the best team in the NBA and that is because of Dirk.
On that same theme (Billups v. Dirk), can you say that Dirk is less dispensible than Billups? Detroit has Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace, Rip Hamilton, and Tayshaun Prince. 4 out of those 5 starters are all-stars. How many all-stars does Dirk have to play with? ZERO. Not one. Not even close. Dirk is indispensible. If he goes down, Dallas' chances go down with him.
Dirk for MVP. It's a no-brainer.