Kyle Kuzma made a statement on the king, and he knows that LeBron James is the real MVP. The kid from Akron has four MVP awards on his mantle. If you ask Kuzma, he will say that there should be at least a few more.
LeBron is 36, and he is an MVP frontrunner for the season. He is averaging 25.5 points, 8.1, and 8.0 assists. As you may have noticed, LeBron missed just one game in his 18th season. He is trying to keep the Lakers on top of the West even without Anthony Davis by his side.
The four-time NBA champion was brilliant against the Charlotte Hornets. He finished the night with 37 points on 14-of-22 shooting, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. Kuzma is here to start off the campaign for his “The King.”
“The NBA MVP is a very political award,” Kuzma told reporters on Friday, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “Bron should have been the MVP at least eight, nine, 10 times. Everybody knows that.”
Kuzma made the right statement on LeBron, and Vogel agrees
LeBron doesn’t even think of the award. But he would definitely agree with young Kuzma.
“I should have more than four, I believe,” James said. “Don’t sit around thinking about it or crying about it, or whatever the case may be. I just try to come in the next season and be the MVP and be talked about [for] it again. I bet a lot of the greatest that played this game feel like they should have more as well, if you ask any one of those guys.
“This is another opportunity for me to able to be recognized as the best player for that particular season, and this season. So, hopefully, I can continue to just play great basketball and see what happens at the end.”
LeBron finished second in the MVP voting in 2020. Giannis Antetokounmpo got all the awards. LeBron didn’t dismiss the fact that he finished second, but he was upset because of the lack of first-place votes he got.
“Pissed me off. That’s my true answer,” he said. “It pissed me off because out of 101 votes, I got 16 first-place votes. That’s what pissed me off more than anything. Not saying that the winner wasn’t deserving on the MVP. But that pissed me off.