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Frank Vogel On LeBron James' Season: "Probably Going To Be This Year’s MVP”

(via Lakers Daily)

(via Lakers Daily)

At age 36, you wouldn't expect a player to be able to lead a franchise to championship contention. Then again, LeBron James isn't an average player, as he's shown throughout his career.

Entering his 18th year in the league, The King continues to carry the load for the reigning champions Los Angeles Lakers, especially of late with Anthony Davis sidelined with an injury. Nonetheless, he's not at the top of the MVP conversation right now.

That's probably why his coach Frank Vogel wants to set the record straight and start his campaign for Most Valuable Player, as he recently said that James should win the award this season, according to a report by Mike Trudell:

While it's normal to see a coach backing up his star, he's not that far off. Despite his age, James is putting up great numbers, averaging 25.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.9 dimes 1.1 steals, and 2.7 three-pointers on 49.5% from the floor, 39.5% from the three-point range (career-high), and 72.3% from the free-throw line.

The Lakers have won 20 of their first 26 games of the season and James keeps on doing LeBron James things. He hasn't won the MVP award in quite some time and he certainly has some strong competition this season in Joel Embiid, Stephen Curry, and Nikola Jokic.

It's amazing to think that such a veteran player is still ranked among the top players in the league. Win or lose, you can't deny his impact and that he's perhaps the most valuable player not only for the Lakers but for the NBA as a whole. No one can take that away from him, not even his biggest doubters.