Magic Johnson calls LeBron James the NBA MVP after season-high 46 points vs the Cavs

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Magic Johnson had high praise for LeBron James, after the later dropped a season-high 46 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Johnson, a Lakers and NBA legend, said James once again showed why he is the NBA MVP this season.

“LeBron James went back to Cleveland and put on a show!! 46 points, 23 points in the 4th quarter, AND 7 three pointers!! LeBron making another statement for why he is MVP of the league this season!” Magic Johnson tweeted.

James had 46 points (19/26 shooting, 7/11 from beyond the arc), eight rebounds and six assists, leading the Lakers to the 115-108 win over Cleveland.