Who knows where LeBron James will finish in the 2017 NBA MVP voting, but he will at best finish in third place behind James Harden and Russell Westbrook for the award. Tristan Thompson thinks differently, however.

“Long live the king. He’s the best player in our league,” Thompson said. “He’s my MVP. He should be the MVP, but I heard your guys’ votes are in already. So damn. That sucks. He’s the MVP. Best player. That’s all I’ve got to say.”

These comments came after the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 4 victory against the Indiana Pacers to sweep the series. James had 33 points in the game, including a dagger 3-pointer in the final minute over Pacers center Myles Turner.

James and the Cavs are officially in playoff mode, and they showed glimpses of that against the Paul George-led Pacers this past week. LeBron was an absolute beast, averaging about 33 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists per game on 54.3 percent shooting.

Throughout the series, it seems like he was just having his way with Indy, and the team's huge comeback in Game 3 was a pure example of that.

Even if James doesn't win his fifth regular season MVP award, he'll probably be much more satisfied if he comes home with a fourth ring and Finals MVP instead in June. 


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