17 years into his NBA career, LeBron James is still playing at an MVP level. His Lakers are at the top of the West, and he deserves most of the credit for that. As a result, James will definitely be in the MVP conversation going into the league’s restart at the end of July. While LeBron has been playing great, here are a few factors working against him in his MVP argument. 3. He Flat Out Said He Doesn't Care About Winning It "Regular season MVP has never motivated me. … to be the best to ever.