What This MVP Would Mean For LeBron’s Legacy
If LeBron were to win this MVP award, he would be less than a year younger than the oldest player ever to win the trophy. Karl Malone won the 1999 MVP award when he was 35-years-old.
This, nonetheless, would be an amazing feat for LeBron and would attest to the dominance he has had on the league for such a long time and the longevity of the King. Also, this MVP would tie him with Michael Jordan at five career MVP’s and would close the gap even more or push LeBron even further ahead in the greatest of all-time debate depending on your current viewpoint.
Lastly, in recent years as far back as 2015, it has been a debate on if LeBron has remained the best player in the NBA. During the Warriors championship runs, people would point to Stephen Curry and say that the way he revolutionized the league with the three-point show and how lethal he is with it made him the best in the league.
A couple of years after that once Kevin Durant joined the Warriors and defeated LeBron in the finals back to back years and won two consecutive finals MVP’s, many said that he was better than LeBron because James could not beat him in the finals.
In the past two years, it has been debated that Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo have eclipsed the King, as Kawhi won a championship against the Warriors and Giannis has carried the Bucks to the best record in the league with his dominant style of play. This MVP would shut all of that talk from the media and fans alike down and place LeBron on his rightful throne at the head of the NBA.