Leading player for MVP award
The top two MVP contenders are LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. In the previous week, James finished at the No. 1 spot for this award. He won his 7th Eastern Conference Player of the Week award. He led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 58th win which is a franchise record. Additionally, he became the singular basketball player after Oscar Robertson to record four 500 assists, 500 rebounds and 2000 points seasons. James displayed tremendous killer instinct in the recent games. While playing against the Nets, he was involved in all the 12 points during the closing 12-2 run of the Cavaliers. During the current season, James is associated with the following statistics – 28.5 points per game, 7.6 rebounds per game, 7.3 assists per game, 1.8 steals per game, 1.2 blocks per game, 0.488 field goal percentage and 0.770 free throw percentage.
Kobe Bryant’s position
Kobe Bryant is positioned at the No. 2 spot for the MVP award. His team, Los Angeles Lakers, has a record of 57-14 in this season. This indicates that they are just 1 game behind the Cavaliers for posting the best record in the NBA. These wins are inclusive of 2 victories over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bryant’s figures for the ongoing season are as follows – 27.5 points per game, 5.4 rebounds per game, 4.9 assists per game, 1.4 steals per game, 0.5 blocks per game, 0.470 field goal percentage and 0.865 free throw percentage.