Damian Lillard: Lakers’ LeBron James Should Be NBA MVP After ‘Dominant’ Season

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James embrace after an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard might play LeBron James‘ Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA playoffs depending on how the seeding games unfold in Orlando, Florida, and he isn’t about to give the King any bulletin board material.

While appearing on the Dan Patrick Show, Lillard said he would vote for James over Giannis Antetokounmpo for league MVP.

Lillard highlighted how the 35-year-old James has still been “dominant” in his 17th season in the league. He also gave him credit for leading a Lakers team that hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2012-13 to the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

It isn’t difficult to make a case for James.

After all, his durability is astounding at this point of his career, and he leads the league in assists per game (10.6). He is also