LeBron James
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Nick Wright had high praise for the performance of Lakers superstar LeBron James, especially on the defensive end.

Wright, an NBA analyst, explained why he thinks James is over Nikola Jokic in the MVP race.

“LeBron James, right now, is the best defensive player on the best defensive team in basketball,” Nick Wright said, during his appearance on First Things First.

For his part, James is averaging 25.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and eight assists in 39 games for the Lakers this season.