The Los Angeles Lakers legend James Worthy is of the opinion that LeBron James should have won the MVP award instead of Giannis Antetokounmpo.
According to him, James has the experience and knows how to lead a team, while Giannis, as good as he is as a player, is yet to get there.
“The way you play the game is important. Giannis is obviously a young, bright player in the future. But he’s no LeBron James. He doesn’t have enough experience yet to know how to lead,” Worthy said on Access SportsNet: Lakers.
“That’s why I think they shouldn’t look at stats and blocked shots and all that. That is the character. LeBron James came in here, led the league in assists. He knows what the teams need. He doesn’t come in and just display all his talent. I mean he does, he could score 40 points every night if he wanted to. But that’s not what the MVP’s do. They monitor. They have the pulse of the team. It’s show in how they play.
“Look at what they’ve been able to do. Their defense has picked up. He brought in AD. He’s encouraged AD to get better and be the elite player under the microscope in Los Angeles. To me LeBron James is hands down MVP. If you ask guys who have been there and know what it takes, they would agree.”