In light of another dominant performance from LeBron James, Wizards coach Scott Brooks was in awe of what he was seeing on the court. The 34-year-old superstar finished with 23 points, 11 assists, and three rebounds in just 25 minutes in the 125-103 win over Washington at the Staples Center on Friday.
This type of show has been consistent throughout James’ 16-year career and Brooks says he should have much more to show for it.
“If you guys were not so tired of giving him the MVP, he should have nine of them by now,” Brooks shared, per Fred Katz of The Athletic.
LeBron is a 4x MVP winner, earning the accolade in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. If not for voter fatigue, he could have easily won a lot more. But for what he is doing this year, he may be in the lead for his 5th.
After suffering from a nagging injury last season, he failed to take the Lakers to the playoffs and watched as Kawhi Leonard hoisted the Larry O’Brien trophy. He has bounced back in a huge way this campaign, tallying 25.8 points while shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 35.0 percent from downtown. He leads the league in assists at 11.0 per game while pulling down 7.3 rebounds.
Meanwhile, the Lakers are an NBA-best 17-2 with a first-place standing in the West.