Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James got MVP chants from the AT&T Center crowd after their win over the San Antonio Spurs.
James was doing a post-game interview when the “M-V-P” chants grew louder and louder.
“MVP” chants breakout in San Antonio for LeBron James during his post game interview 👀 pic.twitter.com/mP2v8F6Mnj
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James put up 33 points, three rebounds and 14 assists in their 114-104 victory over the struggling Spurs squad. The Lakers now have a 15-2 record, having won eight straight.
Just like the crowd in Texas, various analysts and fans all over the world have placed LeBron James at the top of the MVP race at this point in the season. So far, the four-time MVP is averaging 25.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and a league-leading 10.8 assists per game. In his 17-year career, this is his best assist output per game.
If James does win the MVP award, it will be his fifth — which will place him alongside Michael Jordan and Bill Russell who have five trophies each. The all-time record is held by Kareem Abdul-Jabar who has six.
But this year, second-year man Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks appears to be the strongest contender to snag that MVP trophy. Regarded as a basketball phenom, Doncic has been making waves through his individual statistics and how it is trickling on over to victories for the Mavs. Giannis Antetokounmpo, too, is making a strong case for a second consecutive MVP crowning.
Nevertheless, the fact that James is back in the MVP race speaks volumes of his greatness. Whether he wins or not, he’s still going to be regarded as one of the best to ever touch the basketball.