Earlier this month
The MVP Problem Isn't the System, It's the Fans
For years now people have complained that the MVP voting system is flawed, as the results have been consistently "wrong". This resulted in a change of system this year...and yet again, there's a huge number of fans who think the result is "wrong".
And for the record, I have seen someone put together a game-by-game tally and Bogut won in a landslide ahead of Kay and Long.
Maybe it's time this group of fans accepted that what they see as valuable simply doesn't mesh with what the players and coaches see as valuable.
The NBA system "works" because it's a media vote, so the winner is selected by the same people who have been pushing the narrative all year. Obviously the winner will match the narrative.
In the NBL, the media can push whichever narrative it likes, but the winner is often contrary to that narrative, creating a perception that the "wrong" player won.
It doesn't matter what system is used, as long as the coaches and players who are paid to understand the game, and spend hours watching scouting footage and putting together strategy are voting their opinions will continue to differ from the types of people who go online and complain that the shot clock only reset to 14 after an eight-second violation.