Reports have begun to circulate that LeBron James (to no one’s surprise) will be the winner of this year’s MVP award. After the regular season ended, we asked our writers to make their picks for MVP. Here are their responses:
Jack Maloney (@jmaloney9) – LeBron James
What is there to say that hasn’t already been said. LeBron James just submitted one of the greatest regular season performances of all time. He averaged nearly 27 points, 7 assists and 8 rebounds a night while shooting 56% and leading the Miami Heat to a 66-16 record. He was a dominant force on both ends of the floor and has developed into an amazingly efficient (and at times completely unstoppable) offensive player. He is the best player in the game by far, and this season’s clear choice for MVP.
Reece Hooker (@ReeceJHooker) – LeBron James
The question for this award isn’t how LeBron James’ season stacks up against his contemporaries, but where it sits in terms of all-time. The King, barring the miraculous or exorbitant bribery from Dan Gilbert, will capture his 4th MVP award at the end of the season joining some pretty esteemed company – Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan. Now he’s matched their individual accolades, it’s time for him to make up ground in the rings count.
Quentin Haynes (@Haynesenburg) – LeBron James
Vijay Shravah - LeBron James
In a year we expected the likes of Kevin Durant to close the gap between him and the league’s best player, LBJ has widened that gap considerably. Not only are the Heat having a franchise-best year, but LeBron is having an absolutely spectacular season. Of all the awards, this is the biggest no-brainer.
Sonny Giuliano (@SonnyCG) – LeBron James
Choosing the MVP of the league this year is like solving a math problem that only has one correct answer. You can show all the work you want, but if you don’t somehow come up with that exact answer then you’re wrong and not receiving any credit. The MVP is LeBron James, it can only be LeBron James, and anyone who doesn’t select LeBron James as their MVP clearly doesn’t care about their credibility taking a massive hit. LeBron’s 2012-13 regular season was a tour de force that doubled as the greatest I’ve ever seen in my 21 years of existence. Over the years he has addressed every single perceived weakness about his game and become the most complete player in basketball history as a result. He’s the Most Valuable Player by a wide margin.