Note that LeBron James has taken to calling Derrick Rose "MVP." This is the sign of a bitter, bitter man who is pissed that someone would think another player is better than Mr. James.
All good players either take real slights or invent perceived slights to drive them to higher levels. In round 1 James had Delonte West to hate, now he has the whole "I am the real MVP" mantra to drive him through.
If I end up owing TEG a hat, I guess maybe LeBron will have to note that basketball-reference.com has Dirk ranked higher on their Elo ratings. That may do the trick.
By the way -- see entry above.