If LeBron James was in charge NBA MVP voting, he'd be taking home his fifth such trophy at the end this season. Of course, LeBron doesn't have any say in who gets named NBA MVP, but we do appreciate the honesty he showed when asked who should win the award.
According to the Associated Press, LeBron said he would definitely vote for himself if given the opportunity and provided a number reasons why. It was a much more refreshing take than the canned answers we typically get from players when asked this type question.
In his 15th NBA season, LeBron is having one the best statistical seasons his career. The 33-year old forward is averaging 27.4 points per game in addition to 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds, both which are career highs. According to ESPN, those numbers are better than his four previous MVP seasons between 2008-09 and 2012-13.
LeBron will certainly be in the MVP conversation but Houston Rockets guard James Harden appears to be the leader in the clubhouse right now. Harden leads the league in scoring with 30.7 points per night along with 8.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds, while leading the Rockets to an NBA-best 61-14 record.