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Podcast: Is LeBron James running away with the MVP Award?

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LeBron James appears to be the front-runner for the MVP Award through the first quarter of the season.

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Last season, the NBA MVP Award race was between two people: LeBron James, a four-time MVP winner; and Giannis Antetokounmpo who won it in 2019. While James made a strong case, Antetokounmpo ultimately got more votes because the Milwaukee Bucks finished with the best record in the league and Antetokounmpo was even better than he was during the 2018-19 season.

This season, things feel different. After Antetokounmpo and the Bucks were eliminated by the Miami Heat in the Western Conference semifinals last season, the buzz around Antetokounmpo has died down, especially as it’s pertained to the MVP Award. Meanwhile, James and the Lakers are getting the respect that James demanded after they beat the Heat in the NBA Finals.

The question is: does James have a better chance of winning MVP this season as a result of all of those things? Christian and Jacob look at James’ case from every angle on today’s episode of “Can U Dig It?”

Before they get into the MVP debate, though, Christian and Jacob recap the Lakers’ week, which ended with a win over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. They also discuss the other players that have made a case for MVP.

You can listen to the entire episode in the player embedded below, and to make sure you never miss a single one moving forward, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

You can also follow Christian on Twitter at @RadRivas, and Jacob at @JacobRude.