[WATCH] LeBron James Calls Steph Curry the NBA MVP

Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry has been putting on a show this season, scoring the ball at an unbelievable clip and carrying his team on his back. So much so, his peers are noticing and want him to get his due. LeBron James went as far as saying it's Curry's trophy, no question about it.

James talked to reporters after the Lakers 110-98 win on Sunday as the Lakers gear up for Wednesday's NBA play-in tournament showdown. James had this to say:

We're playing, in my mind, the MVP of this year in Steph. Everybody counted him out this year. Everybody said now that Klay is hurt, can Steph lead a team on his own? What's he going to be able to do? Can he carry a team into the postseason? Can he keep a team afloat? He’s done that and more.

Curry was in beast mode all season, producing one of his best campaigns of his career. The 33-year-old became the second-oldest player in NBA history to lead the league in scoring, joining some guy named Michael Jordan in that elusive group. Curry broke the record for most triples in a game with 5.3, breaking his own record in the process. Doing all of this with no Klay Thompson this season who went down before the season started.

Look for the MVP award to be heading down to Oakland this season. Sorry, Joker.

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