The Lakers' Anthony Davis (left) and LeBron James are arguably the NBA's most dynamic duo. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo seems like a lock to win this year’s NBA MVP, but LeBron James put together a weekend that has his teammates thinking he deserves the honor. At least Anthony Davis said so and made a compelling case on Sunday.

James had 37 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists in Friday’s 10-point win over Milwaukee. Then he scored 28 points in Sunday’s nine-point win over the LA Clippers. Two games before that, he had a triple-double in a win over the Pelicans during which he went head-to-head with Zion Williamson.

The Lakers’ recent strong play has them looking like the favorites to win the NBA championship if they keep it up, and has Davis saying James deserves MVP.

“At 35, what this [expletive] is doing is incredible. He is the MVP,” Davis told Yahoo’s Chris Haynes. “That’s no disrespect to that [expletive] in Milwaukee. Giannis is having a hell of a year, but if you think about what the Most Valuable Player means, that’s ’Bron to us. Look at our numbers when he’s off the floor. He’s the MVP.”

The regular-season MVP argument is different from the “still the best player in the league when he wants to be” argument. Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.6 points and 13.7 rebounds per game this season on 54.7 percent shooting. Comparatively, James is averaging 25.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and a league-high 10.7 assists per game. His surging Lakers are now 49-13 and closing in on the 53-11 Bucks for the best record in the league.

Giannis is still the MVP, but if James plays this well over the next three months, he’ll end up with the most coveted trophy — a championship.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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2019 / NO
Zion Williamson
2018 / PHX
Deandre Ayton
2017 / PHI
Markelle Fultz
2016 / PHI
Ben Simmons
2015 / MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns
2014 / CLE
Andrew Wiggins
2013 / CLE
Anthony Bennett
2012 / NO
Anthony Davis
2011 / CLE
Kyrie Irving
2010 / WAS
John Wall
2009 / LAC
Blake Griffin
2008 / CHI
Derrick Rose
2007 / POR
Greg Oden
2006 / TOR
Andrea Bargnani
2005 / MIL
Andrew Bogut
2004 / ORL
Dwight Howard
2003 / CLE
LeBron James
2002 / HOU
Yao Ming
2001 / WAS
Kwame Brown
2000 / NJ
Kenyon Martin
1999 / CHI
Elton Brand
1998 / LAC
Michael Olowokandi
1997 / SA
Tim Duncan
1996 / PHI
Allen Iverson
1995 / GSW
Joe Smith
1994 / MIL
Glenn Robinson
1993 / ORL
Chris Webber
1992 / ORL
Shaquille O'Neal
1991 / CHA
Larry Johnson
1990 / NJ
Derrick Coleman
1989 / SAC
Pervis Ellison
1988 / LAC
Danny Manning
1987 / SA
David Robinson
1986 / CLE
Brad Daugherty
1985 / NYK
Patrick Ewing

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