This year's MVP race is mostly about two players, Russell Westbrook and James Harden, who are both having incredible seasons. However, Tristan Thompson believes that his teammate, LeBron James, should be the MVP this year.

James had a great regular season as he averaged 26.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 8.6 assists per game, and he continues his domination in the playoffs. He nearly averaged a triple-double in the first round of the postseason, helping the Cleveland Cavaliers sweep the Indiana Pacers. Furthermore, James was very efficient as he converted over 54 percent of his shots, and he was deadly from the outside as well.

LeBron James will not be the MVP

It is obvious that LeBron James deserves to be the MVP since he is the best player in the league. He has been the best for nearly a decade and he received MVP votes in nearly every single season he played in the NBA. However, this year's MVP race is dominated by Westbrook and Harden, which makes it very difficult for LeBron to win his fifth MVP award.

According to the most result MVP voting results, Russell Westbrook has received 41 first-place votes, while James Harden has received 18 of them.

On the contrary, LeBron James has received only one first-place vote, which is simply not enough to keep up with the top MVP candidates. It is estimated that LeBron has 105 total points for the MVP award, while Westbrook, who is leading the race, has over 500. Considering that over 60 percent of the voters have revealed their results, it is safe to say that the Cleveland Cavaliers forward will not be the 2017 NBA MVP.

LeBron probably doesn't care

Last time LeBron James won the MVP award was in 2013, and this will be fourth straight season without him winning it. However, he probably doesn't care about individual awards as he's earned plenty of them, including four MVPs. He has been an MVP candidate in every season in the past ten years, which is just another proof of how amazing and consistent he truly is.

Thanks to LeBron's incredible performances, the Cavaliers swept the Pacers in the first round, and they finally look like the team that won a championship last year. After all, that is the only thing that matters to James, as he wants to win as many championships as possible. Individual awards are great, but it is a championship that matters most. Tristan Thompson was right when he endorsed James for the MVP, but we all know that LeBron would rather win another championship ring than another MVP award.

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