LeBron James: Realistic breakdown of why he will lose the MVP award

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No matter how well LeBron James has played, Giannis Antetokounmpo has played better and more efficient!

Whomever came up with the moniker “Greek Freak” for this guy hopefully got it trademarked. If he/she did, that person should be flat-out loaded right now because when Giannis got the nickname, the world just didn’t know. Right now, he’s just a freak of nature. The only thing he is missing is a consistent jump shot. After that, the NBA can forget it.

This season, Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.6 points per game on 54.7 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed close to 14 rebounds and dished out slightly below six assists per game.

If the season is canceled, he’ll become just the second player in NBA history to average at least 29 points per game on 50 percent shooting while averaging 13.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. There is only one other player in NBA history to accomplish this feat. His name is Wilt Chamberlain. Do we need to stop or will video evidence convince you of this man’s dominance?

Notice that so many media outlets mention the amount of minutes that LeBron James has played this season. They rarely mention the amount of minutes Antetokounmpo plays. If they did, the debate of the MVP race would cease. The Greek Freak averages more points and rebounds than LeBron. To the ones that are saying so? Think about this.

The Greek Freak was putting up those numbers averaging 30 minutes per game. No player in NBA history has ever matched that type of stat line averaging fewer than 40 minutes per game. This guy is the modern-day Wilt Chamberlain with a mean streak.

If we’re being honest, Antetokounmpo probably deserves to win the MVP again. The MVP award is given to the player that had the most impressive regular season, and, so far, Antetokounmpo has been that player.

Does this mean Giannis Antetokounmpo is better than LeBron James? Nope. But he’s undoubtedly had the best regular season of the two, and that’s what the award is all about. We’ll finish the discussion there.