Lebron James, Lakers, MVP discussed on First Take
My. The for more coverage isn't state farm dot. COM! Every day we. We've done better excited for LAKER nation. The switch what fast my jake. Spring Creek twits back. Everyone seeing this coming. The Lakers have two of the top five players in the league. They complement each other well. They do all the heavy lifting. Just amaze that they talk about anybody other than him. Jane. Tainted. Lebron is the most impactful player on the four makes guys around him. Better deed. Dynamite relief is not. Lakers now, winner. J! The finishing touches we know who we are. We stack up against the best. Are Nba bubble where nothing segment comes to an end today with a look at all the king's men in Los Angeles the Lakers were top dogs in the West when the season was suspended with a comfortable five and a half game lead over their rival lipper. The dynamic duo of Lebron ad has certainly lived up to the hype Lebron, having an MVP level season in the brow is one of the favorites to win defensive player of the year. Part. Let's welcome back perk for this discussion for the sake of this discussion. Let's really focusing on Lbj so max is Lebron James still the best player in the world. Though. He's not. He's not the best player in the world, and his title was taken. It's true because he was hurt, he didn't have a chance to defend it, but the answer right now is Kawhi Leonard when it matters most. Let's see how everyone plays now Lebron. Great Credit. He got wiser as he got older. Instead of the Best Lebron James Ever was on the heat when he turned into an all world defender, and his offense was as great as ever write like that was the best Lebron the as he aged, he realized. He cannot put that much effort into both ends of the floor. All season plus the playoffs going to be making finals runs every and he was right. He was smart. He took his foot off the gas in the regular season, especially on the defensive end, except for high leverage moments so that he could do his thing in the playoffs, and Lebron became one of the all time great season performance performance in the history of American team sports. Right like he really elevated in the playoffs and he always had that to show us. US, I'm still the best or wait a minute. Look at Steph, he's now the best player one MVP, and deserved it. Playoffs came Lebron showed. He's look at K. D., and he's a two way winglike. Lebron playoffs came around even when Katie was winning the championship, Lebron still left no doubt. especially in that first that first series against the warriors that he was still the best player in the world, but guess what happened. He got hurt and he got hurt during a year and at an age where once again there were other. Other players the Greek freak during the regular season who showed that they were better than the Ron in the regular season, but Lebron would have the playoffs to prove his point right. No, he didn't have that. And in his absence, someone emerged a guy already one of finals MVP guy who proved himself in the biggest moments in the crucible of the playoffs against the likes of the Greek Freak in the East, Simmons, and Embiid in the east and then of course it was a hobbled warriors team, but Lebron going to do anything. Anything against that warriors team. If there were full strength anyway, Kawais showed from wire to wire in the playoffs when it mattered most that he elevated to Lebron James Levels. When it mattered most, we won his second finals MVP award. It is now on Lebron to go get it back. Go Take it from coli. It's probably going to be the Lakers and the clippers. Go get it. Braun I predict he won't and right now at any rate, the crown rests on the head of the reigning and defending finals MVP, Kawhi Leonard. Though nope. Nope no, the is still the best player in the World I. Get what you're saying about. What he was able to this, no doubt you shouldn't even begin to take that away from him, but Lebron still impacts of Game Max better than collide lunar. Even though he was not in the playoffs last year, I'm not going to go against the guy that is averaging Tennessee per game was making the play League in assists. He's still impacts. The game is so many different ways more than anybody else and I'm a fan. I load. He's been able to do the Milwaukee Bucks and Kawhi Leonard Yet. He loves having that ability to do. Do that ESPEC- makers way on defense against getting better better offensively, but you got a guy. Lebron, James Continues to elevate his game. I continued to elevate his teammates. Game Kawai may have that championship bill because his team the last team to win the championship, but he is still the best player in the world meeting number. Twenty three in the form, blue and gold plant Los Angeles. Lakers whatever they need him to do this year. He's done it playing into post. Knocking down threes better than people could have anticipated running that basketball team. That basketball team. He does so many different things as a Swiss army knife and be in charge of everything in making that work. Coalisland is great, no doubt about that, but the dude in the same city as Lebron, James and that dude, only best player in Los Angeles that Lebron James the best player in the world. makes. You have to staw sitting down and actually watching the games like you do in box. You really great it that you know when you know when to say hey, guys shoulda jabbed here and he should've do uppercut. It this. You have to start watching the game Max 'cause Lebron James is the best basketball player on. And he's been over the past thirteen years. He's been over the past thirteen years and he's still today. We Not GonNa live in the past and say oh, because he was injured that he got dethrone. No, we're GONNA talk about this season this season. He's the best basketball player in the world. When you look at the impact that he has on the court guests since you're a numbers Guy, he averaged twenty six points in almost eleven assists and eight rebounds I get there, but let's let's not take for granted what he brings to the table when he's on the court, the little things do right being deployed general. Making sure he put guys in position to be successful putting guys in the right. Making the easy on guys for the Office of defensively if you was Lebron James, he's the best communicator in the game today on the defensive end. Even when he's not involved in the play, he's on the weak side. Telling guys would rotate. Hey, the place coming to you. Hey, it's coming your way getting ready to white about the post you up when you have that type of guy that type of leadership that type of greatness director you not only doing your job, but helping others do their job. Job and make sure that they're able to do their roles while they're on the court. That is greatness. That is the best player in the world. No discredit took a while because I love Kuwa- I think he's the second best player in the world today with Kevin Durant ben hurt, but when we talk about the things that Lebron James Bring to the table, and if you've been watching these scrimmages doing this doing this time, he's been on the mission. He's been directing them. He's been now who? Scripts each Winston bleat like say before he's doing everything. Okay make wise for the. Finals. Guys? Listen first of all counting numbers I'm so sick of. Rebounds assists that is that is any great player who's very high usage in an era or a system like that will rack up a lot of numbers. Guys Wilt Chamberlain averaged fifty point sixty, one, sixty, nine, hundred, sixty, one, sixty two season that same season. Elgin Baylor averaged thirty seven and Oscar Robertson had thirty point triple double on the season. That's because that year. The environment was. was conducive to.