Truth about the Derrick Rose story

League's most irreplaceable player? Dwight Howard (PER Diem: March 31, 2011)

Updated: March 31, 2011, 5:29 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Derrick Rose & Dwight HowardRandy Belice/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Bulls' Derrick Rose and the Magic's Dwight Howard have both had MVP-worthy seasons.

What bothers me so much about this year's MVP coronation of "The Derrick Rose Story" is not so much that it's a mistake -- we've had bad award votes before and will have them again -- but that it's the same mistake, for the fifth time in 11 years.