The all-time favorites, Los Angeles Lakers have clinched the number one seed in the Western Conference. Their exemplary performance before the season restart had already made sure of it. However, they experienced a number of highs and lows in the season restart inside the Orlando Bubble. Lebron James and Anthony Davis proved to be the key players for the team. Their chemistry on court stunned players and audiences alike.
Without a doubt, the Lakers forward, Lebron James has also been shortlisted for the MVP award for the season. The Most Valuable Player of the Year Award is given annually to the best performing player in the regular season. The other two contenders for the award are Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Houston Rockets guard James Harden.
Steve Nash compliments LeBron James
LeBron James has been considered the best NBA player throughout his career. The former NBA All-Star, Steve Nash doesn’t feel any different. He says,” His continued excellence and his historic excellence for so many years, he’s kind got to pick his spots. He can’t have the impact like he can’t play his class level defense all season long. He’s got to pick his spots to continue to be ready for the playoffs.”
Nash says that whether it is mentally, physically, and emotionally, Lebron has got it all and there’s nothing he can’t do on the court.
“LeBron is so intelligent. So gifted… such an incredible player who makes his teammates better you know in the sense, there it’s different. But playing with Anthony and having to pick his spots at times defensively.”
"LeBron is so intelligent. So gifted… Makes his teammates better." – @SteveNash
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Well, these comments are no surprise. James is largely responsible for his team’s success in every single season. Whether or not he wins the MVP award for the season, he is definitely the MVP for the Lakers. He is currently averaging 25.3 points and 10.2 assists. James has always had the most averaged points in whichever team he was a part of. This only changed after Anthony Davis took over the scoreboard in the Lakers.
What’s next for the Lakers?
The Lakers may be first seed but their performance has only dipped after the season restart. The purple and gold will be in trouble if this continues and their chances of losing to a team early in the playoffs is a possibility everyone is trying to accept. The duo, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, need to buckle up now before it’s too late.