LeBron James OK with Kevin Love backing Russell Westbrook for MVP
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James says doesn't mind that teammate Kevin Love backs Russell Westbrook for NBA MVP, according to ESPN.
Love made the comments earlier this week on the Dan Patrick Show.
Westbrook leads the league in scoring with 27.5 points per game. James, who recently missed eight games due to a back injury, is third with 25.9 points per game.
If the season ended today, that scoring average would be James' lowest since his rookie season in 2003-04.
"I don't really think too much of it, really," James said after Cleveland Cavaliers practice on Tuesday.
"I don't really get involved in that. I think the voters are going to decide who is the MVP. I think what Russ has been doing, his numbers have been pretty crazy keeping those guys afloat in the West in his play. Steph Curry can make a case, for sure, what he's been doing -- James Harden and myself, as well. So, Kevin has his own opinion of who he believes is the MVP. No one should fault him for that."
James is a four-time NBA MVP.
The Cavaliers are 46-26 and own the Eastern Conference's second-best record with 10 games left to play in the regular season.
Cleveland is 2-9 in games that James has missed.
- Will Green