Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James believes that Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry should be named the MVP for this season. Curry dropped 46 points on Sunday night to secure the scoring champion award for this season and lead the Warriors past the Memphis Grizzlies for a 113-101 win.
With the win over the Grizzlies, the Warriors secured the No. 8 seed and a play-in tournament matchup with the Lakers. The Lakers will host the Warriors on Wednesday. "I mean, just look at what he's done this year," James said after L.A.'
s 110-98 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, coupled with a Denver Nuggets loss on Sunday, locked the Lakers into the No. 7 spot, per ESPN. "I don't know anything else if you're looking for an MVP. If Steph is not on Golden State's team, what are we looking at? "We get caught up in the records sometimes.
We get caught up in the, OK, who has the best record instead of just saying who had the best season that year. And Steph has had, in my opinion, the best season all year."
James not concerned by Lakers' seeding
"I don't look at our seeding.
It doesn't matter. Obviously we know we wanted to play a lot better this season, but the injuries took a toll on our team," James said, alluding to his ankle and Anthony Davis' nine-week absence because of a calf strain and Achilles tendinosis in his right leg.
"But I look forward to the challenge. It's another challenge for me in the postseason. I'm looking forward to it." The Lakers are seeded at No. 7 and no team seeded lower than No. 6 has ever won it all. "It will be the hardest challenge any team has ever had in NBA history," Lakers reserve Jared Dudley said when asked about the path ahead.
"We're up for it. We're the defending champs. They've got to worry about us. We're getting healthy at the right time and no one wants to see a healthy Laker team." Dudley is confident about his team's chances.
"If I was another team, I would want to play us early," Dudley said. "I would want to play when LeBron James is coming off of an ankle injury. We're trying to find our chemistry. You think that we're going to be better later or better now? I mean, the more chemistry and the more games, the stronger we get."