Before Steph Curry became the first player to win an NBA MVP award unanimously earlier this week, LeBron James was considered to be in the running as well. Though his numbers weren’t quite as astounding as Curry’s — then again, whose were? — LeBron’s status as one of the most elite and influential players in the game put him in the conversation.
The Cavs forward talked about Curry’s unanimous (and second consecutive) MVP honors on Wednesday. He wasn’t hesitant to shower praise on the Golden State point guard, whose Warriors topped Cleveland in the NBA Finals last year.But, after bringing up the subject of debate surrounding the award, LeBron questioned the interpretation of the award.
It’s a question that the sports world has been bickering over for quite some time — Does the award go to the player most valuable to his team, or does it go to the league’s best player?