Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James says he was wrong and believes Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is deserving of the 2016 NBA MVP award, he told the media ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Curry was awarded his second straight MVP, and became the first unanimous winner of the honor in NBA history.
James, a four-time MVP, polished his remarks from last month, when he said that it was up for debate how to define the term most valuable.
“First of all, I made the mistake by even answering the question because I knew where it was going to go, and I guarantee how it was phrased to Steph wasn’t how I answered the question,” James said. “So obviously his reaction was what it was. And I’ve been there before as well. So Steph was definitely the MVP of our league and is the MVP in our league and is a great basketball player, and what he does for this league is amazing.”
The Cavaliers and Warriors will open the NBA Finals on Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET from Oracle Arena.