But does he deserve to be this season's MVP?
The Cleveland Cavaliers are sitting tightly in the third spot in the Eastern Conference with a 45-30 as they are currently down against the New Orleans Pelicans. LeBron James is the only healthy star left from that 2016 champion team that won the title in 7 games against the Golden State Warriors as Kevin Love has been injured most of the time and Kyrie Irving gotten traded prior to the season. Frankly, this is not something that we'd expect from the Cavs especially with people saying that they will challenge the Warriors in the NBA Finals this June. Like it or not, the Cavs have been in a disarray for most of the season.
And yet, these obstacles didn't stop LeBron James from having an MVP season.
And yet, he won't be winning an MVP award this season.
In an MVP race that involves James Harden and Russell Westbrook, many pundits are saying that LeBron James should have the MVP this season because of the mere fact that he has been playing so dominantly that he has become a one-man army for the still-inconsistent Cavs who are only half a game ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers in the standings. Over the course of the last two months, LeBron James has been breaking records with the latest one- 867 consecutive games that he scored 10 points or more- a record that was previously held by none other than His Airness, Michael Jordan. Impressive, isn't it?
Recently, the King was asked who he would vote as this season's MVP and the King said that he would vote for himself. In fact, he believes that he should have won 8 of the last 10 MVPs. Question: Does the King deserve this season's MVP award?
- 27 points (3rd in the league)
- 9 rebounds
- 9 assists (2nd in the league)
- 1.5 steals
- 0.9 blocks
If you are to look at LeBron's season averages, so far, you would say that yes, he's more deserving of the MVP than Harden and Westbrook owing to the fact that he has been leading the Cavs in 4 of the 5 major departments. And to be honest, this pundit on wheels feels that LeBron James SHOULD HAVE BEEN included in the MVP talks because there's no other player who can dominate as much as LeBron can do at any given game.
Conclusion: LeBron won't win the MVP but...
Let's face it, folks. With the way the Rockets are playing right now as evident by the fact that they've clinched the West's top seed for the first time in franchise history, LeBron James won't be adding an MVP trophy to his collection, for now. But the numbers don't lie neither do his greatness. James Harden may be this season's MVP but in terms of dominance, the NBA is still LeBron's kingdom and that's he's the King.