Jared Dudley Campaigns LeBron James for MVP After His Big Performance vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo - Lakers Daily

Jared Dudley Campaigns LeBron James for MVP After His Big Performance vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo

LeBron James and Jared Dudley

LeBron James bested the defending NBA MVP on Friday night.

In the Los Angeles Lakers’ 113-103 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, James helped prove that he needs to be taken seriously in this season’s MVP race.

Teammate Jared Dudley certainly agrees with that sentiment. He said as much on social media following the potential 2020 NBA Finals preview.

At the moment, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is considered to be the favorite to take home the award. He’s currently averaging 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.8 assist per game this season.

In Friday night’s loss, he finished with 32 points, 11 boards and six assists.

As for James, he’s currently averaging 25.6 points, 10.7 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game this year.

He finished Friday’s game with 37 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals.

As the numbers show, both players are playing at the very height of their powers. While Antetokounmpo still figures to be the favorite despite Friday’s outcome, James is surely making a very serious case to win his fifth career MVP.

With a little over a month left in the 2019-20 regular season, it will be fascinating to see if James will be able to sway fans and experts alike in order to nab the award.