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J.R. Smith Tells Us Who Should Have Been MVP Other Than Curry. And No, It’s Not Lebron…

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As with any NBA Finals, the debate over who the MVP should be is always a heated one. But that statement can’t be more true than this year, when we see LeBron James and Stephen Curry, two of the best players of their time, going head to head in the finals.

Right before Game 4 kicked off, J.R. Smith brought up the conversation, and he of course favored his teammate. But while it is clear that LeBron is a clear choice for him, it was interesting to see who he would choose as a runner –up. Here is his response to Michael Singer of USA Today:

“Other than LeBron, I don’t really know who else to vote for. I mean somebody who does everything for a team, whether it’s scoring, getting stops, rebounds, steals, blocked shots. There’s not more of a complete player, so I don’t see how he couldn’t be the most valuable. (But) If I couldn’t vote for somebody on my own team I’d probably vote for a guy like Russ (Westbrook). I mean, he’s energy, effort, consistently, got the total package. You gotta go for a guy like that.”

But despite his preference to the Cavs, he clearly can respect the raw talent and ability of other players. Here’s what he said in regards to Stephen Curry:

“Would (Curry) be in my Top-5? I mean, yeah, he’s very valuable to the team, to what they do. If you take him out of the equation I think they’re a totally different team, but I mean he would definitely be in there. Absolutely.”

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