No matter what happens in the NBA Finals, it’s clear — LeBron is the real MVP.
If James Harden, who choked in Games 5 and 6 of the Rockets’ Western Conference Semifinal loss to the Spurs, wins the MVP award on June 26, we’ll know deep down that LeBron deserved it.
If Russell Westbrook, who led his team to one playoff win, claims it, we’ll know that if James played with that kind of reckless abandon for a season, his stats would have blown far past the OKC guard’s numbers. Could you imagine?
Ultimately, while the award is yet to be announced, the voting has been over for weeks and we can only vote on the results we had at the time — the time when LeBron was sandbagging.
The MVP might be a regular-season award, but in his 14th year in the league, LeBron chose to prioritize the postseason awards.
He made the right decision, no matter what the awards ceremony in June might say.
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