LOS ANGELES LAKERS
LEBRON JAMES, MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
When it comes to the annual awards, players who are considered all-timers get hurt by what’s known as voter fatigue, i.e., when the people who vote on the awards flat-out get tired of giving league MVP to the same guy every year. For proof, look no further than Michael Jordan, who surely deserved more than five MVPs in his career. Now, the same is occurring with LeBron James, who despite being known as the best player in the world for nearly a decade running, hasn’t won MVP since 2012-13. However, because James made the move to the Lakers and the massive market they play in, it’s possible that voter fatigue vanishes and he once again gains serious MVP consideration. It’ll really depend on how the young L.A. team performs this upcoming season.