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LeBron Gives Props to NBA MVP Curry: “He Definitely Deserved It”

LeBron James today spoke to the media at Cleveland Clinic Courts as the Cavaliers practice to get set to play either the Miami Heat or the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals.

James, as to be expected, was asked about Tuesday’s announcement about Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry, who yesterday was named the MVP of the NBA.

Curry was the first ever player to win the award with all 131 first-place votes, something that most Cavs fans are not happy about.

James though didn’t hold back in saying he felt that Curry deserved to be named the best in the NBA.

“I think he definitely deserved it,” James said. “You look at Steph’s numbers, he averaged 30 (points per game, led the NBA), he led the league in steals (169), he was 90-50-40 (shooting percentages from the foul line, the field, and 3-point), and they (the Warriors) won 73 (games). So, I don’t, do you have any debate over that, really, when it comes to that award?”

James finished third in the MVP voting overall, behind both Curry and Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs.

Despite that, it won’t matter who the MVP is if the Cavs can find a way past either the Heat or Raptors, and then take care of business in the NBA Finals, something that eluded them a season ago.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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