Magic Johnson includes LeBron James, Kevin Durant among Top-5 candidates for the MVP award this season

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Magic Johnson has won the several accolades during his illustrious career with the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA legend revealed which players he considers candidates for the MVP award this season.

Johnson put LeBron James of the LA Lakers and Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets in his list, while he also referred to Jaylen Brown, Nikola Jokic, and Joel Embiid.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant are the all-around leaders of the top two favorites to win the title this season, while Nikola Jokic is averaging a triple-double with the Nuggets.

At the same time, Joel Embiid is the most dominant big in the East leading the Philadelphia 76ers to the top of the conference.

Finally, Jaylen Brown is the offensive stabilizer of the Boston Celtics, especially since co-star Jayson Tatum has been out due to league’s health and safety protocols.