Allen Iverson predicts that the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James will win the 2017-18 NBA MVP title.
In Allen Iverson’s eyes, LeBron James should always be in consideration to win the Most Valuable Player title. During a BIG3 league stop in Seattle over the weekend, Iverson was asked who he predicts will win the MVP trophy in the 2017-18 season. Iverson firmly said James, adding that he will always be at the “forefront.”
“I’m gonna go with LeBron regardless,” Iverson said. “I’d go with LeBron, and then it’s everybody else. But there’s so many great players, man. No disrespect to none of those young guys.
“There’s some bad little dudes that’s rocking out but LeBron’s always at the forefront,” Iverson added.
James, who has been voted as the league’s MVP four times, won his last MVP title in the 2012-13 season when he led the Miami Heat to their second championship title. Since then, his numbers have not changed much. Despite moving onto a new team (returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers) and adding more miles to his legs, James continued to put up incredible numbers, averaging more than 25 points, six rebounds, and six assists per game.
Last season, James landed on the fourth spot in the NBA MVP ranking, trailing the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets’ James Harden, and the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard. However, despite not landing in the top 3, James’ numbers were terrific last season and he could have easily won the title. In fact, they are his best numbers since his return to Cleveland in 2014. He averaged a near triple-double with 26.7 points, 8.7 assists, and 8.6 rebounds.
So Iverson is not wrong in predicting that James will get his fifth MVP title next season. James’ numbers (which are incredible) have been consistent throughout his career, and it doesn’t like they will be dropping anytime soon, regardless of him turning 33 in December and entering his 15th NBA season.