Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James may not be considered a frontrunner to win the NBA MVP award this season. Damian Lillard has something else to say.
The NBA season was suspended in March, and there weren’t many talks about the MVP award. Some say that reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo should win the award. However, we should not forget that LeBron and his Los Angeles Lakers defeated Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers. They also defeated Giannis and his Bucks. This means that LeBron was able to defeat his younger rivals. Does this make him the NBA MVP?
Lillard appeared on ESPN’s Jalen and Jacoby Wednesday and said he picks LeBron. He has a really good reason to say this.
“This season I think it’s LeBron,” Lillard said. “They’re the No. 1 team in the west, they’ve been consistent all year long, and for him to be at the age he’s at with the amount of miles that he has on his body, how often he’s talked about the pressure that they’ve put on him in every little thing that he does. At the level he’s performing at, in my opinion, I think he’s the MVP.”
LeBron is the NBA MVP
LeBron had a brilliant win over the Clippers and Bucks. He is 35, and he is in his 17th season in the NBA.
Giannis leads the league in win shares per 48 minutes. He trails James Harden in VORP. LeBron has more assists than Giannis and LeBron leads in points, rebounds, field goal percentage, effective field goal percentage and true shooting percentage. The Bucks has won more games, and LeBron won the more recent head-to-head game. Giannis won the first one for an even split. LeBron could have easily caught Giannis, and let’s not forget that Giannis sustained a knee injury.
Let’s see what happens once the season returns. The Lakers have a good chance to win a title, and LeBron will lead them to the top. How will the Lakers handle the pressure of the remainder of the season? It will be hard for everyone to cope with the changes and the pandemic. But, the Lakers want the season to resume.