LeBron James has been watching the 2021-22 NBA Playoffs from home as a spectator after his Los Angeles Lakers had a historic regular-season collapse to miss the post-season altogether and end the season as the 11th seed. This was the worst regular-season record in LeBron’s 19-year career, so it can’t feel good to marinate in that until October.
However, James is also just a massive basketball fan and has often supported other players to do well throughout their careers. He was one of the earliest well-wishers of Steph Curry and was trying to sign Luka Doncic for his brand when Doncic came into the league. James has been watching a lot of basketball and has his finger on the pulse of the game.
A fan asked him in a Q/A session on Twitter for his pick for the best player left in the playoffs. James responded with 5 names, representing each team in the playoffs, with the Warriors getting two picks.