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“I can’t even rank LeBron in the top five of MVP” Skip Bayless criticizes LeBron James as a front runner in the MVP race.

Skip Bayless does not include Lebron James in his top 5 MVP candidates

Skip Bayless feels that he cannot include Los Angeles Lakers forward Lebron James in his top five MVP candidates. In his appearance at the “Undisputed” Skip and Shannon immersed in a hot debate on LeBron James. Skip felt that LeBron’s contribution to the Lakers has been of a decent player and not of an MVP.

He mentioned that the narrative is inspiring but it cannot be the reason to make LeBron the league MVP.  He also added that LeBron James is a ‘Phony Goat’ and Sixers center Joel Embiid should be the league MVP.

Players who made it to Skip’s top five MVP candidates list, were Steph Curry, Damian Lillard, James Harden, Joel Embiid, and Nikola Jokic.

Skip Bayless does not include Lebron James in his top five MVP candidates

Skip Bayless does not include Lebron James in his top 5 MVP candidates

“Here’s a bottom line for my point of view. I can’t even rank Lebron in the top five of MVP unless you want to make the narrative case that he is having the greatest 18th year season of anybody ever , I will go along with that. I got that but is that the reason to make him the MVP of the league, just because its a good story. Not in my book.”  commented Skip on the MVP debate. “But does that[Lebron’s stats] still qualify him to be better than Joel Embiid. Well you just told me no and I completely agree with that” he added.

LeBron James will play in his 18th All-Star game on 7th March 2021. The 36 years old has been averaging around 26 points 8 rebounds and 8 assists this season. On the other hand, Joel Embiid has been putting up 30 points 11 rebounds, and 3 assists.

These numbers are similar to that of Steph Curry when he was selected as the unanimous MVP. The season has only begun. The Sixers are the first seed in the Eastern Conference. The narrative could drastically shift anytime as there are more than 45 games yet to be played.

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