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Does LeBron have any chance of overtaking Giannis for MVP?

After a strong stretch of play for the Lakers, does LeBron James deserve to be closer in the conversation for MVP with The Greek Freak? We take a look.

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After LeBron James put up a triple-double on Sunday night’s national televised game, a narrative started that he could win MVP this season. The Los Angeles Lakers are currently first in the Western Conference, but has he done enough to surpass Giannis Antetokounmpo in the eyes of the voters?

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In short, no. I get why the narrative started. He’s LeBron James and he was coming off a big game that was in a primetime spot. We can’t forget that just hours earlier, Giannis put up a line with 41 points and 20 rebounds. For all the LeBron MVP talk, DK Sportsbook actually moved the betting line in favor of Antetokounmpo last night. He’s now -670 to win the award and James sits at +900. Not only is LeBron a long shot, he doesn’t even have the second best odds to win MVP. Those honors go to Luka Doncic, who is currently priced +800 odds. Without a doubt, Giannis is currently the best player in the league and the Milwaukee Bucks are on pace to win 70 games and are the betting favorites to win the NBA Championship. LeBron will NOT be winning the MVP this season. If we want to talk about who will win second place, that’s more of a suitable conversation for where James will land in the voting.

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