We are going to take a more in-depth look at the MVP finals awards and whether LeBron James be declared Finals MVP regardless if the Cavaliers win or lose.
Almost all of the time, the MVP of any series comes from the winning team. In the 2014-2015 NBA Finals, a special case could be made for the possible losing team. Although the outcome hasn't been decided, the Golden State Warriors are just one game away from the NBA Championship, have two chances to win it, have one game remaining at the Oracle Arena, and Stephen Curry is shooting the lights out like we've never seen a player do in the Finals before; maybe not even Michael Jordan.
This is not to say that the Cavaliers can't win the next two games and win the NBA Finals. In that case, Lebron James, who is averaging nearly a triple double, scoring nearly 40 points per game, and is a one man show, would be the obvious winner. Shooting percentages aren't taken into account as James has the ball in his hands nearly 80 percent of the time when the Cavs are on offense and he's the main obstacle for the Warriors to deal with on defense. He's expended more energy that any player has ever done and is basically playing with a D-League team without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.
When it comes down to it, James is doing something that's never been done in the NBA before. He's taken an inexperienced first year coach in David Blatt, who he doesn't like, and a team of role players at best to the NBA Finals. Not only that, he's 2 games away from winning his 3rd NBA Championship. Steph Curry might be this year's regular season NBA MVP, but Lebron James is the best player on the planet.
The Series Isn't Over Yet?
People are already assuming that this series is over as the Warriors embarrassed the Cavaliers in game 5. That's just one game and Lebron James has proven that he can win a game by himself. There's two other things that have caught my attention. James has stated that he has something to prove to a specific somebody and that will be disclosed at the end of the series and he flatout stated that he was the best player on the planet.
Lebron James is a family man and very humble. For him to make a statement (which is true) such as the one that he made, I'm expecting Cleveland to come back strong and the question of will James be MVP in a losing cause might not be a factor as he could be wearing his third ring.
Golden State has a very deep team with the likes of Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, but none of these players has ever won an NBA Finals and had to close out a series like this. If Cleveland wins game 6 in front of a hostile crowd, the pressure goes directly on the Warriors and any team can win a game at any given time.
Best Player on the Planet
Those are very strong words when mentioning James. He's certainly not the best shooter on the planet. Stephen Curry has proven to possibly claim that title, but the best overall player is James. There is no comparison in any other part of their game, especially defensively as LBJ is a lockdown defender and Curry is purely average..
While this series can go either way and without Lebron James, the Cavs would be a 25 win team at best, he's gotten them to the NBA Finals. If the Cavaliers win, this will go down as one of the greatest performances and accomplishments of all-time, if the Warriors win, you can't reward the best player in a losing cause whether it's his fault or not. Stephen Curry will be named NBA Finals MVP if Golden State wins. I can guarantee it. However, this series is still in progress. Sit back and enjoy!