On Thursday, "First Take" debated whether or not LeBron James is the NBA's Most Valuable Player. It's a good time to talk about LeBron: He's leading the NBA in John Hollinger's player efficiency rating stat, and his Heat are on a seven-game winning streak. Does LeBron deserve the honor?

It's about the halfway mark of a shortened NBA regular season, and it's time to start thinking about your choice for NBA MVP. Whether it's a regular fixture on the list such as LeBron James, or a newcomer such as Jeremy Lin, there are plenty of fine choices for the NBA's best player. Who gets your vote?

NBA MVP Candidates

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge

17.7 PPG, 7.5 RPG 1.7 APG,

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

29.0 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 5.0 APG

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

27.7 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 3.3 APG

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

21.2 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 2.9 APG

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

20.3 PPG, 15.3 RPG, 2.1 BLKPG, 2.0 APG

LeBron James

LeBron James

27.6 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 6.8 APG

Al Jefferson

Al Jefferson

19.1 PPG, 9.3 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.6 BLKPG

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin

14.6 PPG, 5.7 APG, 2.7 RPG, 1.4 STLPG

Kevin Love

Kevin Love

25.5 PPG, 14.2 RPG, 1.8 APG

Steve Nash

Steve Nash

14.2 PPG, 11.0 APG, 2.8 RPG

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

18.5 PPG, 8.6 APG, 3.7 RPG, 2.3 STLPG

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

22.0 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 3.5 RPG

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

22.4 PPG, 4.8 APG, 4.3 RPG, 1.7 STLPG

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook

23.4 PPG, 5.5 APG, 4.8 RPG, 1.9 STLPG

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