LeBron James is stating that he agrees that Stephen Curry should be the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) this season but the Cleveland Cavaliers star also sounded bitter when he started talking about defining “valuable” properly opening up NBA rumors that he may be upset that the Golden State Warriors franchise player got the award.
“I think he definitely deserved it. You look at Steph’s numbers, he averaged 30 (points per game, led the NBA), he led the league in steals (169), he was 90-50-40 (shooting percentages from the foul line, the field, and 3-point), and they (the Warriors) won 73 (games). So, I don’t, do you have any debate over that, really, when it comes to that award?” James said via ESPN.
But LeBron James, who is considered one of the best players in the league in the last decade, did not stop there and started talking about defining the word “valuable” properly.
The Cavs star says that there is difference in being the “most valuable” or being the “best player” which is open to interpretation that James could be arguing for his case as the best player in the league. This statement has again stirred the NBA rumors that the Cavs star may be bitter about Curry getting the award.
“I think sometimes the word ‘valuable’ or best player of the year, you can have different results. When you talk about most ‘valuable’ then you can have a different conversation,” LeBron James added.
While it appears LeBron James is just talking for the sake of debate, the media members and voters for the MVP award this season has no problem with making Stephen Curry the unanimous best player and most valuable player this season. This is Curry’s second straight MVP title and he now has back-to-back MVP titles, the first player to achieve the award since LeBron James got it in 2012 and 2013.
Stephen Curry is responsible as well for LeBron James’ last loss in the NBA Finals when the Cavaliers came up short last year for the title because of the Warriors. With James consecutive losses to Curry, it won’t stop the NBA rumors that the Cavs star and former best player in the league is accused of being bitter with Curry’s success in recent years.