The poll showed that most of the experts would want LeBron James from the Los Angeles Lakers on their team during the Finals. Shannon Sharpe totally disagreed with these results and explained why. On his opinion, Kawhi Leonard from the Los Angeles Clippers should get the credits.
According to Sharpe’s emotional speech, Kawhi Leonard should get more recognition for his performance, because this season his stats are amazing, and he is playing way better than his competitor LeBron James.
Kawhi Leonard is averaging a career high in points. His 27.2 points that would be LeBron James’ 9th best season all time. He’s averaging career high in rebounds – 7.5. That’s LeBron James’ 9th best season. He is having more ball in game per average than LeBron. How are you gonna be an employer of the month, if you [LeBron James] are taking 5 days a week off? He [LeBron James] has taken 13 days off.”Shannon Sharpe
Fox Sports NBA analyst Stephen Jackson has also a word or two to add to this discussion.
“He [Kawhi Leonard] is the defending champion, he is the defending Finals MVP and the NBA runs through him. Until he is dethroned, he is the best player. Whoever has won championship, is on the throne, until he is dethroned.”Stephen Jackson