Stephen A. Smith passionately believes that Lakers superstar LeBron James needs to be a lock for MVP this season for his amazing play.
It is said that father time is undefeated. Even the great Michael Jordan looked like a husk of his former self during his older days with the Washington Wizards. But it seems this great force hasn’t found a way to dent LeBron James just yet.
At 36-years-old, the arguable goat has had to carry the team due to Anthony Davis’s injury. And despite his age, he is doing so almost flawlessly, further solidifying his claim as the best player in the NBA right now.
ESPN analyst Stephen. A. Smith has very evidently noticed James’ impact. And he recently made his thoughts on the matter crystal clear for all to see.
Stephen A. Smith makes a strong case for why LeBron James will win MVP this season
Stephen. A. Smith usually borders on ranting illogically on matters he is passionate about. However, the analyst was surprisingly convincing on this occasion.
LEBRON is at the top of the MVP list right now. pic.twitter.com/HaGprkahJI
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) March 19, 2021
He argued that despite his age, LeBron James has played most if not all games for the LA Lakers this season. Smith claimed this made him one of the most reliable players in the NBA, over countless younger players as well.
The analyst also went on to say that the younger players need to be ashamed of themselves that a 36-year-old is showing them up in fitness levels.
Stephen. A. Smith also went on to mention that LeBron James has put up dominant performances consistently, keeping the Lakers in the second seed.
Smith’s case is most definitely a convincing one. But, whether or not LeBron James can actually win MVP over Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid, only time will tell.