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'LeBron James Is The Best Player In The NBA, Giannis Antetokounmpo Is 2nd,' Say NBA Executives

'LeBron James Is The Best Player In The NBA, Giannis Antetokounmpo Is 2nd,' Say NBA Executives

After having a terrific 2019/20 NBA season, LeBron James has reclaimed his throne as the best player in the world. The King was perceived as a 'washed' player but he proved everybody wrong with his performances in his second campaign with the Los Angeles Lakers. He had the help of Anthony Davis entering this season but James demonstrated he still got it and nobody is better than him right now.

That is what a group of executives believe, at least. ESPN surveyed eight executives to talk about the offseason, the winners and losers and the candidates to win the awards (Luka Doncic is favorite to win the MVP) this upcoming campaign. When it comes to the best player in the league right now, seven executives went with the King, while only picked Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks.

In 2019, after James suffered the first significant injury of his career and the Lakers missed the playoffs, no one picked him. Instead, Kawhi Leonard was the runaway winner in this category.

This time around, those roles are reversed. James dominated the balloting, earning seven of the eight votes of those polled, only failing to get all eight because of how the question was interpreted.

"If we're talking about the best player over the course of a season, I'm not picking LeBron," said the Eastern Conference executive who picked Antetokounmpo instead. "If we are talking about in the playoffs, it's probably LeBron, because he always is."

Bron is about to become 36 years old and the things he's done in recent times are remarkable. He's still the best player on earth and even though Antetokounmpo is getting there, he still has work to do before he ties or surpasses the Lakers superstar.