Even with his coach vowing to limit his minutes during the regular season, LeBron James thinks he can win a fifth MVP this year and only has to look to the guy that beat him out for the award the past two seasons, Stephen Curry, for evidence. “No,” James said Saturday when asked if he was concerned that planned rest could affect his MVP case. “Because Steph played 31 minutes a game and he won the MVP.”
James is tied with Wilt Chamberlain for the third-most MVPs in league history with four. A reporter suggested that James could enter into even more elite company with a fifth. “So, I’m not elite?” James quipped. Another reporter gave it back to James, arguing that of course he knows the names of the people who have won five. “I do,” James admitted.