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Who is the MVP front-runner at the top of the stretch run?

Early in the NBA’s 2022-23 season, star Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum was the favorite to win the league’s 2023 Most Valuable Player award. His star has faded a bit while that of Denver Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic has ascended.

And there are many good reasons for that, from talking about the eye test all the way up to advanced metrics used by stat nerds. But is the media narrative regarding Tatum and his peers doing the rest of the field a disservice with its fixation on the Nuggets star?

The hosts of the “Ringer Mismatch” show recently put together a podcast in which they discussed Tatum and the rest of the field with regard to Jokic.

Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear what they had to say.

Listen to the “Celtics Lab” podcast on:

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3zBKQY6

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3GfUPFi

YouTube: https://bit.ly/3F9DvjQ

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire