Black Jack wrote:I feel like the elite guys right now are so amazing its hard to imagine how someone could truly separate. LeBron has slipped out of god mode due to athletic decline, and everyone else at the top is pretty much playing near as good as can be humanly expected. Bron is still probably the best and it's a testament to him being a legit GOAT candidate that you can say that.
and yet, 27/11/6 on 71% TS so far in February. Any athletic decline Lebron has seen has been mitigated by his ever-improving, and at this point legit savant-esque BBIQ. He's even quietly up to 39% from 3 this year.
This isn't even his final form!
Lebron is the MVP. He means more to his team (and franchise) than any other player in the league, his stats are still right up there with the other candidates, and the team record is there. If we're drafting teams for the Finals being played tomorrow, is anyone really going to pick Harden/Westbrook/Kawhi over Lebron? Is it even close?
To me, the only way Lebron would not be the MVP is if you can't get over him not playing at 100% all the time during the regular season. I get that concern, but it still does not change the fact the he is still, at 32 years old, the best player in the league by an appreciable margin.