Colin Cowherd will not feel guilty for thinking LeBron is this year’s MVP

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Colin Cowherd talks LeBron James and James Harden. Find out why Coiln has no reservations about thinking 'The King' is this year's NBA MVP.

COLIN COWHERD: There are certain things in America people make you feel guilty for liking, like popular music. I remember I went to a concert with U2 and everybody was like, "Oh, U2. Sellout, U2." They sold out the Rose Bowl if that's what you mean by sell out, and they sold out the New York stadium, and the Dublin, Ireland stadium. And if you're calling me a sellout, yeah, they do sell out every concert. Every time U2 tours they're the most popular band in America. So I guess you're right, they are a sellout.

You like Taylor Swift, you like the show "Bachelor," you're successful have a little wealth, you go to a Starbucks, woah not cool. All right, I'm Captain Not Cool. You know what else has fallen into that category? Saying LeBron should be the MVP over James Harden. No, I just feel guilty about that.

So yesterday LeBron James was asked who would you vote for MVP, and LeBron James said, "I would vote for me. The body of work, how I'm doing it, what's been happening, keep this thing afloat. I definitely would vote for me." Uh-oh LeBron, you just became popular music, "The Bachelor," success and wealth, U2, going to Starbucks to get your coffee. Hold on LeBron, here comes the hate. Forget the fact that if you just had a blind resume, rebounds advantage LeBron, assists advantage LeBron, defense advantage LeBron, field goal percentage advantage LeBron. Effective field goal percentage, that's what the MIT Harvard nerds like, advantage LeBron.

But I want to go to another point on this. I'm a guy and I'm a talk show host. So for a living, get that camera right on my face, I talk. And my whole life people have told me, my wife has told me, my kids have told me, "Dad, you've got to listen better." OK, so I'm going to listen to you, you the audience. Last year you lectured me, triple doubles mean everything. I'm like it's a stat, they're kind of cool but last year Russell Westbrook won because, "Hey, most triple doubles." I'm a talker, but I'm listening to you. Triple doubles do matter, and this year LeBron has got 16. James Harden has four. Now, I'm becoming a better listener.

As a talk show host, blab blah blah. I got to start using these. Last year I said, "I don't really care if in the NBA a guy misses a handful of games. Superstars rest." "Colin, you need to be a better listener." "OK, you're right, you're right, you're right. I'm wrong. I'm listening. Durability matters." James Harden has missed nine games this year. Last night, he wanted some rest. LeBron has missed 0. Bagel, donut, zero.

OK. So let's establish the fact that I am not guilty. I don't feel guilty being successful, going to Starbucks, liking U2, having once listened to Taylor Swift and enjoyed it, watching "The Bachelor." I'm not guilty. I'm voting LeBron MVP over Harden. You go blind resume, it's not close. James Harden inherited CP3 this year. LeBron got Isaiah Thomas off surgery. You may want to listen to me now about that.

LeBron and James Hardes-- let's consider the coach. James has the best offensive system and the offensive coach in the NBA. Lebron's coach-- oh wait, wait, he doesn't have one currently. He's sitting out health reasons. I won't feel guilty. In fact, remember that Lebron song I had? Here's what's remarkable, here's what a remarkable. Every year in the NBA since he's been here is reasonably the same. I'm going to play it. And with one exception, it's the same story last year as it is this year. The LeBron song.

[MUSIC PLAYING] (SINGING) This thing right here. Is letting everybody know who should be the MVP. Colin, these lyrics crazy. Just want you to know that. Check it out. Harden could be MVP, but he coughs up the ball and he don't play D. Go more turnovers than the bakery. Those stats, that beard, why you asking me? Westbrook been really hot. Then again, he missed a million shots. Some nights he can't hit the parking lot. They try to say he's freakin' loco. K-D hurt his knee. Knee, knee. This year won't be Steph Curry. Kawhi, B-O-R-I-N-G. Now let's go to the East. Isaiah need to up his game. Same as Giannis but I can't pronounce his name. It's so wrong if you don't give it to Lebron. M-V-P. Lebron, Lebron, bron, bron. Give it to Lebron. Yo. It's the only way to go. Lebron.

COLIN COWHERD: The only differences, Isaiah Thomas is now a Laker and KD's back, not his knee.