Report: LeBron James Believes He Deserved 8 of the Last 10 MVPs

by March 30, 2018
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LeBron James not only believes he’s the MVP this season, but the MVP for eight of the past 10 NBA seasons, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

While guesting on the Hoop Collective podcast, Windhorst said that LeBron essentially gave concession speeches to Derrick Rose in 2011 and Stephen Curry in 2016.

“In his mind, he believes he probably should have won like 8 of the last 10 MVPs.” […]

“In the Derrick Rose year, he gave kind of a concession speech. I remember it was in Minnesota in the visiting locker room, and he basically said, ‘This is Derrick’s year.’ But he did it through gritted teeth.

“And he gave a concession speech to Steph when the Warriors won 73 and Steph was unanimous. But LeBron was pissed that year because he finished third to Kawhi. He did not believe he should have finished third.

“So those two years, he kind of gave concession speeches. He believes he should have won every other year.

“Even his first year [back] in Cleveland where his back was bothering him for a while, and he missed a couple of weeks in the middle of the season, and his stats were kind of down. He believed that everything he had to do to carry that team and deal with David Blatt—he believed that he still deserved it.”

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