NBA Fans React To LeBron James Receiving Zero Votes From Scouts/Execs For Best Player In The League

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LA Lakers superstar LeBron James isn’t getting any respect from league execs this offseason.

During ESPN’s annual offseason survey, league execs and scouts don’t believe LeBron is currently the best player in the world as he got zero votes for the honor. Instead, Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo both received 5 votes from the 10 polled execs/scouts who participated in the survey.

Via ESPN

Who is the best player in the NBA heading into the 2021-22 season?
T1. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 5 votes

T1. Kevin Durant: 5

After Antetokounmpo powered the Bucks to an NBA title and Durant — following his incredible performance against Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference semifinals — led Team USA to a fourth straight gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics, the two of them split the voting for the honor of the league’s top player going into next season.

The only other name even mentioned by those polled was James, though he ultimately didn’t receive any votes. It was clear all three stars were on a level unto themselves at this point.

The execs/scouts polled believe LeBron’s Lakers are title contenders but the Brooklyn Nets are the overall favorites to win the NBA championship next season.

The overwhelming title favorites, however, are the Nets, who received six of the 10 votes to win the championship. The Lakers, with two votes to capture the title, were the only other team to get more than one.

The talent Brooklyn has amassed is expected to be enough, even if the Nets have to deal with the same injury and chemistry questions as last season.

“The only thing that can stop them,” an East scout said,” is themselves.

NBA fans had some interesting reactions to LeBron getting snubbed from the best player list by execs this year.

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