Miami Heat superstar LeBron James already has four MVP awards and a possible fifth may be coming at season end. But if it doesn’t, it’s no big deal as the Akron native isn’t playing for a singular award.
James told reporters Tuesday that while he appreciates the honor, he’s more focused on winning an NBA Championship and that the MVP trophy simply doesn’t rank highly on his list (though he does enjoy being MVP of the Heat).
“It doesn’t rank too much,” James said. “It’s a good accomplishment. I thank my teammates every time I get an opportunity to be a part of that. Like I’ve said, I love being the MVP of our team.”
James, who turned 29 in December has plenty of individual awards in his trophy case at home so it’s an understandable sentiment from the reigning MVP.
Important or not, unless Kevin Durant keeps up his impressive play (which is certainly sustainable given his talent), there’s really nobody else who will threaten James’ case for his fifth MVP award.