LeBron James Stats: Where Does He Stand in the NBA MVP Race

Published 01/12/2021, 2:17 PM EST
Jan 1, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) brings the ball upcourt against the San Antonio Spurs in the second half at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James has been a star in the league ever since his debut. Despite being 36, he is still one of the best if not the best player in the NBA.

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After an injury-laden first season with the Lakers, the King made a bold statement as he led the Purple and Gold to their 17th championship. He also won his 4th championship and his 4th Final MVP in the process.

Jan 1, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots against the San Antonio Spurs in the second half at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Last season James averaged 25.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 7.8 assists per game. This led to the Lakers having the best record in the East and made a strong case for the King to be in the running for the MVP title.

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Unfortunately, the King lost out to the Antetokounmpo, who won his second successive MVP title. Understandably James was not a big fan of this decision and is eager to win his 5th MVP title this season.

Can LeBron James win his fifth MVP trophy?

The champions, Los Angeles Lakers, are off to a splendid start. With 8 victories in the 11 games they have played, they have the best record in the NBA.

LeBron has been the key component for this insane record. Coming into the season, many predicted that James would miss multiple games from the start. However, that hasn’t been the case.

He has played all 11 games so far and clearly has been the best player on the team. With his amazing performances in these games, he has certainly made a case for being the MVP this season.

This is visible in the initial MVP rankings as the King is in pole position to win it for the 5th time in his career.

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Nothing has stopped the King so far.  In the games that he has played, King James averaged 24 points, 8.3 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and 1 steal per game.

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The King will look to maintain this amazing run of form. We are seeing a LeBron James who is hungry to win more, and it looks like the MVP trophy is in his sights now.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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