Fans of LeBron James are wont to claim that he has been robbed of MVP many times. Kyle Kuzma fits right into that camp with his comments.
On Thursday night, LBJ led the Lakers to a 116-105 win over the Hornets. He had a tremendous performance scoring 37 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
Following his game-winning performance, Kyle Kuzma stated how James’ should’ve won the award eight or nine times. Kuzma emphasized that James had indeed been robbed, but he didn’t care to mention all the times when:
“The NBA MVP is a very political award. Bron should have been the MVP at least eight, nine, 10 times. Everybody knows that.”
Kyle Kuzma says the NBA’s MVP is a “very political award” adding that LeBron James “should have been MVP 8, 9, 10 times. Everybody knows that”
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 19, 2021
“I should’ve won more MVPs but I don’t sit and cry about it”: LeBron James on being snubbed
No doubt LeBron James has been the dominating league ever since he entered as a young 18-year-old. But an MVP trophy is given to the best player of the particular season. LBJ himself thinks he should’ve had a few more MVPs next to his name.
He also stated that it didn’t make him sit around thinking and crying about it. He added:
“I should have more than four, I believe. But I don’t sit around thinking about it or crying about it, or whatever the case may be. I just try to come in the next season and be the MVP and be talked about [for] it again.”
“I bet a lot of the greatest that played this game feel like they should have more as well if you ask any one of those guys. This is another opportunity for me to able to be recognized as the best player for that particular season, and this season. So, hopefully, I can continue to just play great basketball and see what happens at the end.”
There are not many players who play till the age of 36. LeBron has managed to dominate the whole league despite being so old. Many players and coaches believe that James has what it takes to win the MVP this season.
However, it is difficult to make a case seriously that LeBron was snubbed any year other than 2011. And back in 2011, James himself gave the nod to people to vote for Derrick Rose.