Is Anthony Davis taking away MVP votes from LeBron? | The Jump

  • Published on Dec 9, 2019
  • Rachel Nichols, Marc J. Spears and Dave McMenamin discuss whether Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis is taking away MVP votes from LeBron James.
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  • Anoop Govind
    Anoop Govind 6 days ago


  • Cicero Hobbs
    Cicero Hobbs 16 days ago

    I love LeBron but Anthony Davis been putting up numbers like this his whole career it's not because of James

    DT REAL 17 days ago

    Lebron sucks

  • gb1style
    gb1style Month ago

    Lbj is also feeding from AD

  • Whacked out Cookie
    Whacked out Cookie Month ago

    Clippers are over rated AF

  • Carlos Rivera Jr
    Carlos Rivera Jr Month ago

    Is there a Mr.Anderson. Ms.Anderson?

  • Kevin Wu
    Kevin Wu Month ago

    "I don't know man..!" @ 6:00, gotta love Rachel Nichols.

  • Nick Kringen
    Nick Kringen Month ago

    being a "manager" and helping bring people together outside of the game isnt being the Most valuable player. yall be runnin hard on the lebron gang again. calm down

  • Bruno
    Bruno Month ago

    Everyone's talking about Lebron and Anthony Davis because they play for the Lakers and that always hypes things up, but the Bucks are up there as well this season and Giannis is a big part of it. He's the real MVP.

  • Avian07
    Avian07 Month ago

    Doesnt really matter cause both of em isn't as deserving of the MVP than Luka and Giannis. Just an opinion.

  • Eddy Bukayo
    Eddy Bukayo Month ago

    C'mon stop doing this🙄

  • Jason Tan
    Jason Tan Month ago

    I thought usually they "cancel" each other out. LESPN fake like WWE

  • Jaden Kowalski
    Jaden Kowalski Month ago

    Easy answer yes just like curry and kd taking each others votes

  • Ledistic
    Ledistic Month ago

    He's not taking MVP votes he is taking Lobs.
    Infact leading the league in them

  • محمد ابراهيم

    Does KD or Steph got regular season MVP awards when they both played together? No. This is the same situation. When you got 2 MVP caliber players on 1 team. They cancell each other

  • prazertv
    prazertv Month ago

    Lebron has always played point guard. Why are people trying to say that he's switching roles. It's his system. It's the same system h'es played in his entire career. In either case, AD is the most valuable piece to that team. You take away AD and Lakers are bottom feeders. So my vote would go to AD. No knock on the year Lebron's having, but AD is the most important piece.

  • 24SparrowJack
    24SparrowJack Month ago

    Neither of them will get it

  • Talks with Josiah
    Talks with Josiah Month ago

    This is irrelevant. Gotta hate the media always trying to stir the pot. They’re winning and that’s all that matters

  • Kola Alade
    Kola Alade Month ago +1

    That's ok. AD deserves it. Lebron's had enough. I'm sure he wants AD to get it

  • Trevor Philips
    Trevor Philips Month ago +1

    0:34 - that's not how MVP works in NBA
    it's not who's most valuable to their team (e.g. NHL)... it's who has the best performance of the year. NOT relative to their team. so in fact AD and LBJ actually WILL take away 'votes' from each other precisely because they have to SHARE points -- share touches. AD's defensive rebounds are near a career-low because he now shares with LBJ -- down from 7-9 to about 6.5, way below league leader that has 12.5. He's not even having a Defensive MVP season, let alone a MVP season, because MVP in NBA is all about how dominant your performance is.
    By that reality, LBJ and AD or even Kawhi and PG will always find themselves unable to compete with a Giannis or Harden because they essentially are the only ones dominating certain stats -- they barely share stats with anyone else.
    And TBH.... neither LBJ or AD, nor Kawhi and PG for that matter, actually care about MVP
    the ENTIRE reason they all went to their LA teams was precisely because they WANTED to 'share points' -- to 'share the load'
    cuz they wanna win Rings, not MVP

  • keanro999 will power

    AD is mvp the record last year to this year

  • Garvey Mfeka
    Garvey Mfeka Month ago

    🤣🤣🤣 "Do the Warriors really need KD?"
    They're trying to divide the Lakers now

  • David Mata
    David Mata Month ago

    Hopefully this doesn't matter to either AD or LeBron.. Lakers are a legitimately good team now and the only thing that should matter is getting to the post season and trying to win a Championship. Talking about the MVP a quarter of the way through the season is a bit much..

  • Jason N
    Jason N Month ago

    these are how relationships fall apart like kobe and shaq. the media is toxic. i hope these two great players dont let the media get to each. itll destroy their relationship physically and mentally.

  • Eugene Pearson
    Eugene Pearson Month ago


  • Jim Sta.Maria
    Jim Sta.Maria Month ago

    Next year lebron will get 5 mvps

  • Matthew Sawczyn
    Matthew Sawczyn Month ago

    LeBron's gonna go for an exec job with the Lakers when he retires, for sure

  • Jackson Adair
    Jackson Adair Month ago

    The Bucks are literally the oldest team in the league.

  • Donna Dunbar
    Donna Dunbar Month ago

    AD is better than Lebron💯💯

  • Kenneth Griffin Productions

    the "engine" narrative... i've heard it quite a bit over the past few days. its a good way to deflect from the reality that is .... ANTHONY DAVIS LEADS THEM IN EVERY SINGLE CATEGORY EXCEPT ASSISTS...... POINTS!!!!!! REBOUNDS!!!!!! BLOCKS!!!!!! STEALS!!!!!!! P.E.R!!!!!!!! WIN SHARES!!!!!!!! TS%!!!!!!!!!! DEFENSIVE RATING!!!!!!!!! FREE THROW%!!!!!!!!!! COME THE F*** ON! STOP IT!

  • Sergio Gonzalez
    Sergio Gonzalez Month ago

    Their argument is perfect. If LeBron doesn’t make the playoffs, it’s because he didn’t have enough help, so not his fault. If LeBron’s team wins, it’s because LeBron helped the GM recruit the help and is the primary reason they’re winning, and not because a load of talent and a top 5 MVP caliber player in his prime was added. lol 🤣

  • T AG
    T AG Month ago

    It will be wise to load manage AD...and an aging LBJ too

  • Fleeting Youth
    Fleeting Youth Month ago

    1. Giannis
    2&3. Luka, AD
    4. James Harden
    5. Lebron James

  • Steen Schütze
    Steen Schütze Month ago

    Of course he is...and he should

  • Christina Bugatti
    Christina Bugatti Month ago +1

    please get off the pot....guarantee u Lebron wants the chip and does give a flip about anything else.....

    NAAASSSH Month ago

    He is. That's why lebron always takes bunch of shots late to pad his stats. Especially in blowouts

  • Ronnie Branford
    Ronnie Branford Month ago

    Dam right AD is the MVP of the Lakers. Look what happened last year with no AD. With LeBron, they only improved their record by one win over the previous year, finished 11 games behind the 8th seed, and were 23-22 in all games that LeBron played in. Now this year with AD, they are tied for best record in the NBA and AD is leading them in points, rebounds, steals, blocks, FG% and PER, AND is front-runner for DPOTY. Clearly AD is front-runner on this team for MVP. But what Giannis is doing with NO second option, no all-star team mate, and have an identical record to the lakers, that's the MVP right there.

  • ScorpionMassive
    ScorpionMassive Month ago

    On top of AD, Lebron furthermore surrounds himself with Champions and Finals-experienced players to chase a title.

  • darichism
    darichism Month ago

    Luka is the one taking mvp votes from lebron and AD

  • David Cespedes
    David Cespedes Month ago

    Giannis gonna lead the Bucks to 66 wins and get the MVP again.

  • Realous B
    Realous B Month ago

    Same question every time.

  • D Andrews
    D Andrews Month ago

    Naww Giannis is taking mvp votes away from lebron.

  • eye ceeyou
    eye ceeyou Month ago

    Love lebron but Ad is playing amazing and can alone. Just let them play Rachael I have had a crush on u since i hit puberty in 99 but stop with the b.s. Something about that redhead and her natural fit, but i do not like her pushing agendas

  • OAE Highligths
    OAE Highligths Month ago

    GSW is crazy insane giving draymond green a $100 dollar extension.... Lol he ain't lebron. Kwai. PG13. Gianis or AD this kind of elite player deserved $100 + maxx deal or extension... GSW wasted a lot of cash to a fraud green... GSW got robbed jahahahahaha

  • shmbbrkr
    shmbbrkr Month ago

    Where is the love for the coach, Frank Vogel

  • Jie Ping Schee
    Jie Ping Schee Month ago

    Doesn't mind the regular season MVP. He can win the Finals MVP.

  • Eye Of Agamotto
    Eye Of Agamotto Month ago +1

    We really don't care about season mvp we want a CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Ahmad Turner
    Ahmad Turner Month ago +1

    Stealing MVP votes??? He Is the MVP on the Lakers! AD is starting to play the way that he did B 4 all that drama in NO

  • DeAndre Page
    DeAndre Page Month ago

    Anthony Davis CANNOT make enough DEEP 3-POINTERS to keep up with Lebron James. 😀😀😀
    Teams have figured out that 2-3 Zone Defense closes down the Lakers interior scoring.
    Next obstacle is can you make 3-pointers against a 2-3 Zone Defense ?
    Lebron can, I don't know if Anthony Davis can make enough 3-pointers.

  • Michael T
    Michael T Month ago

    It’s GIANNIS back to back he has NO AD smh

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy Month ago +1

    They talk soooo much the MVP race and its only a quarter of the way through the season. SMH

  • prazertv
    prazertv Month ago

    Lebron wouldn't even be in the MVP race without AD because Lakers would be irrelevant. If Lakers keep up this pace, AD deserves to be the MVP.

  • george loupakis
    george loupakis Month ago

    17th season .switching positions has nothing to do with mvp voting ....4 of 5 major cat davis is ahead harden scores 60,50 .......zillion points but lbj is ahead thats bs........

  • Le36on Blames
    Le36on Blames Month ago

    Lefraud lost...
    6x finals
    1x fiba
    1x Olympics
    3x missed playoffs

  • Black Tiger 97
    Black Tiger 97 Month ago

    Lizzo joke shows how pathetic & foolish she was at the Lakers game lol

  • Damian Bailey
    Damian Bailey Month ago +1

    AD is obviously the MVP of the Lakers! Dont know what the debate is about
    AD leading the defense and the offense.
    Big deal if lebron is leading the lead in assist. Westbrook did that for the last 2 years and no one talked about it so...
    Side note: GA is the MVP of the league. Greek freak is a very serious player-remind me lot of players like MJ, Kobe and KG.

  • David Guerrero
    David Guerrero Month ago

    Giannis doesn't have a LeBron or a AD on his team. The freak should get it again.

  • Marcos Gomez
    Marcos Gomez Month ago

    Lakers MVP: Caruso

  • zpe1200
    zpe1200 Month ago

    I haven't jumped on the LA bandwagon yet, And I never liked AD because he always the the talent but it seemed like he wasted it, but it seems like it was because he didn't like NO and fair enough it is a small market. So I kinda want them to go well because they do play some nice ball.

  • Darrell Hardy
    Darrell Hardy Month ago

    AD is the MVP of the Lakers... hands down!!! They lookin for any reason to give LBJ all the credit, how you take votes from him..he aint the MVP 🏀🏀🏀