LeBron James isn't getting involved in the Finals MVP debate
Win or lose in Game 7 Sunday night, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has made a solid case that he deserves to be named the MVP of the NBA Finals.
In 2015 the honor went to Andre Iguodala - despite James averaging 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. James' production has been just as impressive again this year, scoring 41 points in back-to-back elimination games to keep the Cavaliers alive in the series.
Still, history is against James in the event that the favored Warriors hold home court advantage in Game 7. A Finals MVP award hasn't been awarded to a player from a losing team since 1969, when Jerry West won.
ESPN's Chris Broussard asked James Saturday whether he believes the award should generally go to a player from the winning side, and he wisely dodged the question - referencing the time he suggested that Stephen Curry might not be the "most valuable" player in the regular season and was widely criticized.