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NBA Playoffs MVP Update: LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard And James Harden Leading The Way

By Dez Bryant , May 04, 2017 06:14 AM EDT
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The second round of the NBA Playoffs has shown the importance of having a dependable go-to-guy on a team. Multiple champion and MVP LeBron James is showing that he is still the king of the mountain in the postseason, while Kawhi Leonard and James Harden are trying to spearhead their corresponding team.

LeBron James Is The King Of Post-Season

While the NBA has not made an announcement yet on the NBA Regular Season awards, there are some names who are already making a statement in the second round of the playoffs. LeBron James who is basically the face of the NBA for about a decade already has been to six straight NBA Finals appearance. The certified Hall Of Famer and one of the all-time greats looks to continue his run in defending their title this year. LeBron James is the only player in the postseason that is included on the top 10 in each statistical categories.

The Klaw Is Not Far Behind

The Cleveland Cavaliers might have the big three but there is no doubt that LeBron James is the biggest piece on that dynamic trio. On the other hand, the silent assassin from San Antonio Spurs is also doing it on both ends of the court. The San Antonio Spurs were basically embarrassed by the Houston Rockets during their first meeting and Kawhi Leonard made it a personal mission to stop The Beard. That is exactly what happened a few hours ago as he literally clamped down James Harden and forced him to make some tough decisions Kawhi's efficiency rating is second to LeBron James but Gregg Popovich made it clear, that in his books, Kawhi Leonard is the MVP.

The Beard Is The Real Deal

Lastly, the case of Houston Rockets explosive guard, James Harden. A lot of fans might not give him credit due to his defensive plays but James Harden is for real. When Mike D'Antoni made the adjustment in making him a point guard, Harden relish on the opportunity, which made him the assist leader for this season. Harden also demonstrated the other day on how to easily disrupt San Antonio's defense but it did not last long as the Spurs made some necessary adjustments.

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