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LeBron James passes Michael Jordan in MVP voting stat

LeBron James, Michael Jordan

Los Angeles Lakers superstar  LeBron James has passed Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan on the career MVP-voting-shares leaderboard, per NBC Sports.

James came second in MVP voting this season. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo repeated as MVP after getting 85 first-place votes. James, meanwhile, got 16 first-place votes and 84 second-place votes.

LeBron James now has 8.81 MVP voting shares, surpassing Michael Jordan, who had 8.14 during his Hall of Fame career with the Bulls. Jordan won five MVPs with the Bulls and six titles. James, meanwhile, has four MVPs and three championships.

James has a good chance to capture title No. 4 and Finals MVP No. 4 at Walt Disney World. His Lakers are now the overwhelming favorite to win the championship since the Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers both got bounced in the second round of the playoffs.

James and the Lakers will take on the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals. The series features a lot of star power in James, Anthony Davis, Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic. The Lakers should learn a lesson from the Clippers and not take the Nuggets lightly. Denver is the only team in NBA history to erase two 3-1 series deficits in the playoffs.

Thus far in the 2020 postseason, James is averaging 26.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game for the Lakers against the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets. The King is also shooting 55.3 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free-throw line.