LeBron James isn’t ready for his “King James” nickname to become obsolete.
He showed that by leading the Lakers to two statement victories last weekend, over the Bucks on Friday and Clippers on Sunday. Antetokounmpo remains MVP favorite. But LeBron’s case as best player in the world looks mighty strong right now. When he’s fully engaged, who’s going to beat him and his team?
As the Lakers finished off the Clippers yesterday, Kyle Kuzma poetically placed an imaginary crown atop LeBron’s head. Consider that a response to Antetokounmpo.
The playoffs will ultimately determine who sits on the throne. But it is fun to see these stars lay the groundwork now.