Recently, the national basketball league of Canada announced all of it’s 2020 season award winners. The regular season was cut short due to COVID-19 complications, therefore many players did not get to showcase what they had left in the gas tank.
However, Xavier Moon dominated all season regardless of circumstances.
Moon was considered by many as the best point guard in the league, and by some as the best player in the league. His game has drawn Ja Morant esque comparisons for his elite playmaking, ability to score from all three levels, and sneaky bounce when driving to the rim.
This season, Moncon Magic star, Billy White walked away with the MVP award of the national basketball league of Canada.
It was a very controversial decision, but nonetheless, he won it.
White put up numbers of 18.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists. He was a presence on both sides of the ball, and played a huge role in leading Moncton to the number one seed, as well as the best record in the league. Despite how well White played, Moon’s overall offensive dominance was unprecedented.
The last player that won MVP for the lightning was superstar and former 1st round NBA selection Royce White. Many regard him as the best player and most dominant MVP in the history of the league. Let’s look at how his numbers stack up against Moon’s.
Royce White is considered by most as by far the most talented player in the history of the national basketball league of Canada, and Moon’s stats match up pretty evenly.
Moon finished top 5 in points per game, top 20 in rebounds per game, top 10 in assists per game, as well as top 15 in steals per game.
He also helped lead London to a 24-21 record, good enough for the first seed in the Central division.
With Moon’s all around dominance, many believed he was destined to potentially go home with a unanimous MVP, however, Billy White walked home with the award. Many believe a big factor in choosing the award this season was team success, as the Moncton Magic were reigning champions, and still one of the best squads in the league.
The decision to choose White may go down as one of the most foolish and biased selections in the 10 year history of the league.