LeBron James believes Steph Curry should be named NBA MVP this season.
Ahead of their No. 7 vs. No. 8 play-in tournament game on Wednesday night, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James shows his support for Golden State Warriors shooting guard Steph Curry’s NBA MVP case.
While Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic will likely end up being named NBA MVP, nobody has really ran away with it this year due to so many stars succumbing to injuries. Besides Curry and Jokic, the two other moderately compelling cases belong to Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul. Should Curry win his third NBA MVP?
How does James’ comments fuel the fire ahead of Wednesday’s play-in game vs. Golden State?
LeBron James argues that Steph Curry should be named NBA MVP this year
Injuries have certainly taken their toll on Los Angeles and Golden State this season. They are a big reason why the Lakers will host the Warriors in the No. 7 vs. No. 8 play-in game on Wednesday night. The winner of the game between Pacific Division rivals will emerge as the No. 7 seed and will face another divisional foe in the No. 2-seeded Suns in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
While the loser of this game is not eliminated, their season will be on life support, as they take on the winner of the No. 9 vs. No. 10 game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs for the right to be the No. 8 seed. All that aside, James’ belief in Curry being this year’s MVP is a testament to the marvelous job Curry has done to carry this also-ran team to the postseason.
Though Jokic will win NBA MVP, that should not take away from the great season Curry has had.