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Damian Lillard Reveals His Pick For The NBA's MVP Award

Damian Lillard dribbling the basketball.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JANUARY 24: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers handles the ball during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 24, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The NBA's 2019-20 Most Valuable Player award is essentially a two-man race at this point.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo are the two clear frontrunners for the award. It would be surprising to see another player get serious consideration.

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard revealed his pick for the award during an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show.

Lillard is going with his Western Conference colleague in LeBron James. He thinks what LeBron has done in Year 17, leading the Lakers to the No. 1 seed, is incredibly impressive.

“I don’t think you can go wrong with LeBron or Giannis. But in my opinion, it’s LeBron," Lillard told Patrick.

“Just because they’re the number one seed in the Western Conference. And I feel like he’s had a dominant season… In year 17? Leading the league in assists.”

James, 35, is having another ridiculous statistical season. The Los Angeles Lakers star is averaging 25.7 points, 10.6 assists and 7.9 rebounds a game.

The Lakers have the best record in the Western Conference at 49-14. They're 5.5 games up on the Clippers.

LeBron and Co. are currently inside of the NBA bubble at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers will restart their season on July 30 against the Clippers.

Tipoff for that game is scheduled for 9 p.m. E.T. on TNT.