#Richard Jefferson spoke about why the best player in the world should win the #MVP award.
The MVP race is the most talked about award race in the NBA. This award goes to the most outstanding player in a particular season. A player that achieves milestones never reached before, or a player that has the best statistical season. All of this coinciding with team success during the season.
Richard Jefferson has his say
Richard Jefferson is a veteran in the NBA; he's played with and against many great players. But the compliments he gives LeBron James are truly unique. And show the greatness of #Lebron James. After the Cavaliers victory over the Jazz on Thursday night, RJ had his say, regarding the MVP battle:
"It's so funny when they keep talking about all these MVP's, and who's the MVP... But then they go 'oh LeBron's the best player on the planet."
Richard makes a great point. Why is the MVP race leader always such a hot discussion, when usually the "best player in the world" isn't argued? Shouldn't the best player in the world win the MVP award? Isn't that common sense? RJ proved his point by stating: "There are individuals that are having great years... But it's just; they're not the best player on the planet."
Bored with consistent excellence?
Richard also suggested MVP voters are just plain and simply bored of voting for LeBron James. He's not having any out of the ordinary season, he's doing what he's been doing for over a decade, and that's consistently excellent performances. But that's not what catches the eye of the voters anymore; it seems that they look at the "new guy in town" to hold the coveted MVP trophy. RJ stated that everyone is so used to seeing LeBron James achieving milestones and having great seasons, so when a new player is doing it, that's the topic of conversation.
Richard Jefferson has a valid point; he also stated that a player averaging 26 points, nine assists, eight rebounds per game while shooting over 50% from the field should always be in that MVP discussion. Calling LeBron James the "beacon of consistency," crediting his consistent average over his career of 27, 7 and 7. The only player in NBA history with those averages over a career.