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Carmelo amazed with LeBron’s run, but says don’t give him MVP yet

Feb 13, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony reacts in front of Los Angeles Clippers Jamal Crawford after three-point shot in NBA game in New York Reuters

Carmelo Anthony is as impressed as everyone else with LeBron James’ historic run — six games in a row with more than 30 points and shooting better than 70 percent overall in that stretch. It’s getting LeBron mentioned in the same breath with Jordan.

Which is jumping the gun a bit. And so is just giving LeBron the MVP award (although he is clearly separating himself from the Kevin Durant right now).

Here is what Carmelo told the New York Post.

“It’s early,” said Anthony…. “It’s All-Star break right now. He’s definitely playing like a Most Valuable Player so we’ll see what happens…

“That’s crazy. What he’s doing right now is unbelievable. He’s scoring 30, 40 points on 11 shots, [shooting] 10-for-12. He’s on an incredible run right now,” Anthony said. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”

It is possible LeBron is not going to win the MVP award. Not likely, but possible.

But if he doesn’t win it Durant will be the one that does. Anthony is having his best season as a pro but personally I have him behind Chris Paul as well. But the drop off after LeBron and Durant is pretty steep.

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