LeBron James far ahead of competition for 2020 MVP, argues Alvin Gentry
After the Pelicans’ 122-114 loss to the Lakers, Gentry spoke to the media about James’ pure dominance for the last decade or so. From Gentry’s observation, no one comes close to The King in the MVP conversation.
“I’m just amazed that they talk about anybody other than him for MVP. That’s what he does. Every team that he’s been to, every team that he’s gone have a chance to win the championship,” Gentry said of the Lakers star, via ESPN. “I’m not sure what the definition of MVP is but he makes everybody on his team better and it makes it difficult for everybody playing.”
James has appeared in the NBA Finals eight straight times from 2011 to 2018. during which he was able to snag three titles. His latest win was the historical 3-1 comeback against the 73-win Golden State Warriors squad, delivering Cleveland Cavaliers its first championship in franchise history. It also ended the city’s 52-year title drought.
Two years ago, when the Lakers landed James, it was clear to everyone else that the Purple and Gold were not willing to undergo a long rebuilding process. With James in the fold, it sent a signal to everyone that LA wants to win that title in the next few years.
Now, LA is one of the top favorites to win it all. At 35-years-old and in his 17th year in the league, LeBron James has not slowed down one bit. In Alvin Gentry’s opinion, James should be the MVP — not Giannis Antetokounmpo, not James Harden, not Luka Doncic.