LeBron James questions MVP voting after second-place finish

LeBron James questions MVP voting after second-place finish

James very candidly voiced his frustration with that, but also said Antetokounmpo was deserving of MVP. I can not just go on the court and do everything.

"No, don't do that", Antetokounmpo replied.

"I've never in my 35 years ever condoned violence", James also said Tuesday.

James finished second Mark Casol For the defensive player in 2012-13 - the year James won his fourth MVP - he said it made him even more confused. "That's my true answer", said James after the Lakers' 126-114 victory over the Denver Nuggets in the first game of the Western Conference Finals.

"It p--d me off because out of 101 votes, I got 16 first place votes".

Like I said before: if the LA County Sheriff's office made it a point to consistently treat Black people like human beings, we'd be a lot more apt to help bring this shooter to justice.

"If you think Giannis is the best, I don't know what planet you're on". This time around, he told Ernie Johnson of TNT, "Don't call me MVP until I'm a champion". I always say I want to get better every single day. But some things are just out of my hands and some things you can't control.

Each season of his career, Antetokounmpo has shown nothing but improvement. "That's when I started to look at things a little differently".

Through March 11, Antetokounmpo averaged 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 57 games.

And the numbers weren't inflated by big minutes, either. "To carry the threat of going for 40 at any point but leading the league in assists and quarterbacking our defense and driving our team to as many wins as we've had and our playoff success, to me he's our MVP". It's like being MVP of the league, but you make second-team All-NBA. The so-called National Basketball Association bubble has run smoothly and, in my opinion, has provided a much-needed distraction from some of the challenges that our world has been faced with this year. Only Jordan and Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon have won MVP and DPOY in the same season.

James, who likewise has actually won 4 MVPs, recommended the voting panel may not be knowledgeable.

But only two players had pulled off the sweep, until now.

The same can be said for Anthony Davis, who lost out on Defensive Player of the Year to Antetokounmpo as well. Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (200 points) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (168) rounded out the top five in the balloting.

Chris Paul, after a resurgent season in Oklahoma City, finished seventh in the Most Valuable Player race.

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