MVP Ladder: LeBron On Top To Start 2014

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HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Whether you like it or not, it’s his time. There is no disputing it, not after the ride LeBron James has been on the past two-plus years and counting. Everything has come together for the man universally recognized as the best in the game.

He’s got it all, Olympic gold medals, MVP trophies, NBA titles and Finals MVPs, too. So who are we to deny the King his rightful seat atop the KIA Race to the MVP Ladder as we kick off the calendar year 2014?

The worthy challengers have done their part. Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul George, Chris Paul and the rest will do whatever they can to displace LeBron, to knock him off the throne, if you will. But they’ll likely be met with the same reality everyone has had to deal with here recently.

LeBron, fresh off of his 29th birthday celebration, is head and shoulders above the competition in almost every way imaginable, and the longer the season goes on the more obvious it becomes.

Dive in here for more on LeBron and more of this week’s KIA Race To The MVP Ladder!


  1. Clayton says:

    I’m just gonna say it, Lebron James should not be #1 on the list. He’s averaging less points than most and his team doesn’t hold the best record. Ok he’s a defensive player blah blah. Not the most valuable though.

  2. lbj says:

    Lebroon is da best and hesss betta dan der rest. Mvp da next 5 yeaars brutha! Dyraannt suks too

  3. Brian Anderson says:

    Durant has been the best from day one and its not even close. This guy is the only writer in the world with LeBron number one lol. He’s in love with James and it’s disgusting

  4. Flowe88 says:

    Wait what about Damian Lillard? I think he needs to be in this conversation.

    • pakyu says:

      nope, winning games via game winners does not win you an mvp, the blazers are winning because of team effort, and if you will think of an mvp candidate from their team, i’d rather pick aldrige.

  5. Flowe88 says:

    LeBron deserves it this year so far because he has the ability to adapt his game to what the team needs and still get the win. KD scores a lot and occasionally gets boards and blocks. LBJ is more efficient of a player than KD. LeBron consistently fills the stat sheet.

  6. KingLBjBoy says:

    Lebron dominate d game defensively & offensively which why he is on d Mountain Top

  7. dustydreamnz says:

    I get the feeling Miami are just cruising at the moment but it’s going to be mighty tough this year.

  8. okc2014 says:

    If Lebron elevates the Heat to a championship again, then by all means. But truthfully, Lebron James and the Miami Heat are not really impressing me so far this season. Any thoughts? I know OKC too, but they have a great excuse. What excuse does the Heat have? They still have King James, the best player in the galaxy. No fair! It belongs to Kevin Durant!

    • llol says:

      Well LeBron has to carry the Heat even with injuries, they had 3 of their rotation player out last week or so and he’s still putting up his usual numbers. No big difference in team records also. And OKC has lost 3 out of last 4.

    • lbj says:

      Noo Okc suks dey are all ballhogss and dyrant is awful thæts why dey naymed him afetr a spidder

  9. dustydreamnz says:

    I think LBJ will do it again and I’m not a fan really. Durant the only other chance.

  10. Fan says:

    I think even though I am a Lebron fan I think Durant should get the top spot.