This season Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James turned 36 years old. At this age, most NBA players are either long past their primes or are close to retiring. However, that has not been the case for LeBron.
Even at this age, he is a dominant player in the league. Furthermore, his contributions are converting into wins for the defending champions. The cherry on the top is the fact that he is a frontrunner for taking the 2020-21 NBA MVP trophy home.
However, one might say that LeBron James has gone off course over the last few games. When the Lakers lost Anthony Davis (calf inury) and Dennis Schroder (COVID-19 protocols) for a week, they went on a four-game losing streak.
Due to that rough patch, LBJ slipped off in the MVP race and players like Joel Embiid and James Harden climbed up the ranks.
Jay Williams explains why LeBron James is behind other players in the MVP race
Former NBA player and now ESPN analyst Jay Williams believes that the King is no longer number one in the MVP race anymore. He said:
“I think LeBron James lost a little bit of that luster during that stretch when both Dennis Schroder and AD have been out. Obviously, they didn’t win a game and it was tough for him. He still played well, but I think you were kind of wondering if LeBron James could put this team on his back and really carry them to the next level.”
It mighr be true that the Lakers slacked off a bit in the last few games. But even in that stretch, LeBron played incredible and did his best to lead the team to victory. What ae your thoughts on Jay Williams’ comments? Let us know your views in the comments section down below.
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