After watching Steph Curry hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy over his shoulders last season, LeBron James was forced to watch in dismay. Despite his team being marred by injuries, LBJ provided a herculean performance. Still, many ponder if LBJ has enough in the tank to be considered the best in the NBA. With this season looming, many players including Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, and James Harden are vying for that proverbial “best player in the league” stamp.
Is the perennial MVP and behemoth of the NBA (that is Lebron James) still the best player on the planet? We breakdown our top-12 players for this upcoming season and tell you who deserves that coveted title.
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12. LaMarcus Aldridge
LaMarcus Aldridge made an easy free agency decision when he decided to bounce from Portland and join the San Antonio Spurs. Under the tutelage of Coach Popovich and Tim Duncan, the power forward will acclimate smoothly with his new team.
Chase For a Ring
LA is voraciously chasing a ring to add to his crisp basketball resume. If he cared about gaining more personal accolades and All-Star appearances, he would have stayed in Portland. Last year, he cemented himself as a superstar forward last year after he averaged a career-best 23 points a game. But, as you can see, Aldridge’s motives are different this time around as he is hoping to quench his thirst and win an NBA title.