Another week, another slate of candidates.
(1) Alex Rodriguez: Yes, I know the Yanks are in the midst of a four game losing streak, but there is no one in baseball swinging the sticks any better than this guy. A-Rod is on a collision course with history, and when he breaks Bonds's career HR record in a few years, there will be much more fanfare and celebration than that which will await Bonds's record breaker this fall.
(2) Baron Davis: With GS needing a win to clinch a playoff spot in its last regular season game, Baron posted a triple double with 12 pts, 10 boards and 14 assists. In GS's 1st playoff game, Baron was a man amongst boys - going 33-14-8 to lift GS to a shocking upset, in the eyes of many, over the Dallas Mavericks.
(3) Liviu Librescu: The 76 year-old Holocaust survivor was responsible for perhaps the most celebrated act of heroism out of the many emerging from the Virginia Tech shootings. Dr. Librescu used his body to barricade the door, allowing nearly all of his students to escape through the windows. While Dr. Librescu died with a reported five bullet wounds as the gunman attempted to shoot his way in, only one of Librescu's 23 registered students suffered the same fate.
Although A-Rod has been smoking and B-Diddy is playing lights out, this week's decision isn't exactly difficult.