LeBron James: Kyrie Irving Deserves MVP Consideration

by November 01, 2016

LeBron James is the trendy pick to win this season’s MVP award, but the guy with four Maurice Podoloff trophies at the crib thinks teammate Kyrie Irving should also be in the conversation.

According to James, Irving has no weaknesses in his game.

Kyrie is averaging 25 points through the season’s first three games. and hitting 46 percent of his shots.

Per the Akron Beacon Journal:

“Why not?” asked James, who famously predicted last season that Irving could have MVP awards in his future. “His ability to lead a team and his ability to score and get guys involved, we’re going to continue to improve as a team, we’re going to be right up there with the league leaders in wins, so why not?


“I think the sky’s the limit for the kid. He’s only [24] years old … He hasn’t even gotten to his prime yet.”


All three of the Cavs’ stars — James, Irving and Kevin Love — are averaging at least 20 points per game. Whether that is sustainable remains to be seen, but James sees great potential in Irving. […] “He doesn’t have any weaknesses, especially offensively,” James said. “He’s been great so far. If guys take away his driving lanes he’s able to create off the dribble, make pull-up jumpers. He can shoot the 3-ball, too, so he doesn’t have any weaknesses offensively so it doesn’t matter.”

LeBron James: A Healthy Kyrie Irving Could Win MVP