If you just went off the stats, LeBron has a strong case, but LeBron wants you to go deeper than the stats.
Here is what he had to say to AP.
“I would vote for me,” James told The Associated Press. “The body of work, how I’m doing it, what’s been happening with our team all year long, how we’ve got so many injuries and things of that nature, guys in and out, to be able to still keep this thing afloat, I definitely would vote me.
“At this point in my career, I’m just trying to break the mold, break the narrative of guys in their 15th year … I’m trying to do things that have never been done before,” James said. “It’s crazy because I’m not setting out to do it. It’s just kind of happening organically. I’m just training my body and training my mind and going out and playing and seeing what happens.”
LeBron hasn’t missed one game this season and averages some insane numbers for someone in their 15th season in the NBA.
I think Harden is going to win because he has been passed over before in seasons that he should have won (similar to Kobe in his prime), but LeBron’s reasoning on why he would vote for himself is valid.
Flip the page for a stat comparison between LeBron and Harden; both are having amazing seasons.