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A rare positive tweet on Lakers’ LeBron James by Skip Bayless

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2020 has arguably been one of the craziest years ever, so why not make it even more deranged by showing a positive tweet on Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James by his biggest critic, Fox Sports’ Skip Bayless.

Milwaukee Bucks swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo repeated as MVP in 2020. He’s the first player since Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (2015, 2016) to win back-to-back MVP awards.

Moreover, Antetokounmpo is just the third player in NBA history to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, joining Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon.

LeBron James had a spectacular 2019-20 regular season for the Lakers. The King and Anthony Davis guided Los Angeles to the best record in the rugged Western Conference standings and James led the NBA in assists per game for the first time during his Hall of Fame career.

While James probably should have received more first-place votes (he only got 16), Skip Bayless is wrong when he says LeBron should have won MVP. James was playing with another All-NBA player in Davis, while Antetokounmpo’s second-best player is Khris Middleton.

The Bucks also had the best record in the NBA this season for the second-straight campaign. It doesn’t matter that Giannis and the Bucks lost to the Miami Heat in the second round of the playoffs at Walt Disney World. The MVP is a regular season award and players’ postseason success (or lack of it) doesn’t impact the award.

James will likely use his MVP snub as even more motivation to win the 2020 championship. The Lakers star is seven wins away from capturing title No. 4.