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LeBron James Responds To Kevin Durant's Question On 90s Centers Who Could Win An MVP In The Modern Era: "Shaq, The Dream, Admiral."

LeBron James Responds To Kevin Durant's Question On 90s Centers Who Could Win MVP In The Modern Era: "Shaq, The Dream, Admiral"

LeBron James and Kevin Durant are indelibly linked as rivals on the court. They have met each other in 3 NBA Finals, with Durant winning two as part of the Golden State Warriors in 2017 and 18, and LeBron winning his first when the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012. 

However, both players have openly admired each other for years now. Their interactions are quite friendly despite the on-court rivalry. Social media is another way they extend this relationship.

Kevin Durant is known to be one of the most aggressive professional athletes on Twitter. Through the season and ever since his elimination, KD has been openly talking on Twitter and asked his followers a question about which 90s centers could possibly win an MVP in the modern era. As fans were sharing their responses, LeBron decided to also reply with the three 90s centers he thinks could win an MVP in the modern era.

The three names LeBron mentioned seem to be the consensus amongst the replies also. While some believed Patrick Ewing could also be in the mix, these three would be the safest bets. Shaq's dominance would prove to be impossible to stop, no matter what era we were in. 

Robinson was a force in his prime and capable of single-handedly carrying his team on both offense and defense if required. He won the MVP in 1995, where he averaged 27.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.7 steals, and 3.2 blocks per game.

Hakeem Olajuwon also won the MVP award, but the year before David Robinson. He would easily fit into today's era, with MVP-calibre players like Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo modeling aspects of their game after Hakeem.

These names were great shouts from King James with respect to 90s centers in today's game where the validity of centers is being questioned after the final 4 teams in the championship got there without a single 7-footer in their rotation.