Wizards’ Scott Brooks says Lakers star LeBron James ‘should have nine’ MVP awards by now
The 34-year-old superstar finished with 23 points, 11 assists and three rebounds despite playing for only 25 minutes due to the Lakers’ big lead.
Wizards head coach Scott Brooks saw firsthand how James methodically dissected his defense from start to finish, either setting his teammates up for easy buckets or getting to the lane and scoring on his own.
In awe of the The King’s dominance in his 17th season in the league, Brooks told the media post-game that James should have had more MVP’s than the four he has already accumulated.
“If you guys were not so tired of giving him the MVP, he should have nine of them by now,” Brooks shared, per Fred Katz of The Athletic.
James has been named the best player in the league in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, while also being in consideration for the award in recent seasons. He has also been named Finals MVP thrice during all of his championship runs with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers.
The only time James has looked mortal was last year in his first season in Los Angeles, when he was sidelined for considerable amount of time due to a groin injury. He has bounced back this year and has looked better than ever, tallying 25.8 points while shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 35.0 percent from downtown.
James is also leading the league in assists at 11.0 per game while pulling down 7.3 rebounds.