LeBron James Tops Kia MVP Ladder - AgainJake Cooper | 08 Feb 2021
LeBron James is perfectly deserving of his position atop the Kia MVP points-ladder. The NBA superstar provided ample evidence of exactly this in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 113-93 victory over the Denver Nuggets with his second triple-double showdown (27 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds) of the season.
This saw James not only score the 96th triple-double of his career, but also comfortably sliding past Wilt Chamberlain for third overall in career field goals aced as he helped the Lakers capture their 11th win in 14 games. And to hear his name linked with that of Wilt Chamberlain, explained James during a post-game interview, would to the incredible player mean more than any other accolade possible on or away from the action.
He Wants To Give Back
James also spoke during his post-game commentary about his incredible journey in the game so far. For him to be able to do what he loves most in the world to do night after night, said the Kia MVP table-topper, he relied on the support of everybody who loved him. James, 36, said it had been this support that had enabled him to try and keep on giving back to the game that had given him so much over the span of his 18-year career.
LeBron James clearly isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. He’s just broke his own league record set in 2011-12 for the most games aced at at least 15 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds – for James, in all 23 games of the season so far.
The Shimmering Kia Top 5
Trailing behind James on Kia’s list in positions two to five are Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets, Brooklyn Nets’ star player Kevin Durant, and LA Clipper Kawhi Leonard.
If any one man is on a mission for NBA greatness, it would have to be Kevin Durant. His recent performance leaves no doubt for as to why he came out on top and in the No. 1 position in early feedback from NBA All-Star voting.
Whenever Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving play in the same game, the Nets now officially own a record of 4-1. And with Harden now well and properly settled in, it’s a sure bet the phenomenal trio’s magic will continue to strike fear into the hearts of their competitors once the postseason comes knocking.