They -- we -- aren't seen as a legitimate minority group because there's no visible or obvious characteristics that bind us. We're not joined by race or sexual preference or even socio-economic class, though most of us have precious little money.
In the NBA, a team needs at least two reliable shot-creators to win in the postseason -- players capable of manufacturing an open look for themselves or for a teammate at will. For LA, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are those primary playmakers.
The MVP is the most debated award every year, due largely to its vague definition historically. It does not simply go to the league's leading scorer, nor to the best player on the team that finishes with the most wins. It is the player that is the most valuable to his team.