LeBron James stated before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks that he was not motivated nor driven by the MVP award.
He said he was only motivated to be the best player ever.
There is no doubt that after LeBron’s performances against the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Clippers, James is leading the MVP race. These were the two biggest games of the year for the Lakers and LeBron James stepped up and delivered two spectacular performances.
First, against the best team in the NBA, LeBron James led the Lakers to a 113-103 victory and scored 37 points with 8 rebounds and 8 assists on 57.1% from the field and 80.0% from the free-throw line, per nba.com. The Lakers were 0-3 against the other top 2 teams in the league until LeBron led the Lakers to two tough wins. James guarded the reigning MVP Antetokounmpo for most of the game and also attacked him on offense.
The Lakers made a statement with a win against the League’s best team.
The Lakers and Clippers are on a collision course to see which team is the best in Los Angeles. The Clippers beat the Lakers twice this season and a third victory would be brutal for the Lakers psyche. LeBron James was in attack mode from start to finish and played great defense on the reigning Finals MVP, Kawhi Leonard.
The Lakers are 49-13** and sit atop the western conference with a 6.5 game lead on the Clippers. LeBron James will continue his dominance and the Lakers may have a shot at the best record in the NBA very soon.
The Lakers could be the best team in the league with the best player in the league which usually leads to an MVP trophy to LeBron James.
Featured Image: luke sl via flickr **Exact records and statistics may have changed from the time of publishing of this article.