Nobody should have any complaints about Stephen Curry being named the first unanimous MVP in NBA history Tuesday, winning the award for the second straight year.
After all, the point God led the Golden State Warriors to an NBA-best record of 73-9 and broke the league's record for most three-pointers made (402), before winning back-to-back MVPs — so, there's nothing to argue about, right?
Well, you would think that's the case.
LeBron James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers lost to Steph's Warriors in last year's NBA Finals, threw shade on Curry's MVP win, seemingly scrutinizing his value to the Warriors.
"I think sometimes the word 'valuable' or best player of the year, you can have different results," James, a four-time MVP, told the Associated Press. "You know, that's not taking anything from anyone that's ever won the award."
Really, man? This reeks of being petty, King James. You do realize this, right?
Although LeBron acknowledged Steph's eye-popping numbers this season, he still harped on the meaning of "most valuable."
"Look at Steph's numbers," Bron continued telling the AP. "He averaged 30, he led the league in steals, he was 90-50-40 (shooting percentages from the free-throw line, field and three-pointers), and they won 73 (games). So, I don't, do you have any debate over that, really, when it comes to that award? But when you talk about most 'valuable,' then you can have a different conversation, so, take nothing away from him, he's definitely deserving of that award, for sure."
If he's definitely deserving, LeBron, then why even bring up the topic?
We'll give King James this — the Warriors held their own without Steph in the lineup over these playoffs, going 4-2. Still, you can't deny Curry's worth to Dub Nation, especially after the historic regular season he just pulled off.
This just comes across as petty, bruh.
If it comes down to a Cavs-Warriors rematch in the Finals next month, King James better walk the walk.
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