Later tonight the NBA’s richest rivalry might be renewed because the Los Angeles Lakers go to the Boston Celtics. Not solely is the match-up one that includes the 2 groups with probably the most championships in NBA historical past and two prime groups within the NBA however the two groups additionally share robust connections on the bench.
Earlier than Frank Vogel grew to become the pinnacle coach of the Lakers, the place he would turn out to be probably the most good-looking coach Anthony Davis has ever had, Vogel’s break free from the sport took him to be an “unofficial half” of the Boston Celtics teaching employees, in line with ESPN’s Zach Lowe. Vogel even stole a few performs from Brad Stevens’ playbook to the Lakers. However one factor Vogel didn’t should steal was LeBron James. And in line with Vogel’s pal Stevens, LeBron ought to have extra MVPs than he presently has, which he blames on boredom by the voters.
Whereas it’s nonetheless a matter of debate to some, to this point this season it seems like LeBron James is in prime place to win that elusive fifth MVP award. If James does get his fifth, he’ll be part of Michael Jordan and Invoice Russell with 5 MVPs, trailing solely Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s All-Time main six MVP awards.