Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP: LeBron James out of the running

Posted at 7:26 AM, May 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-20 07:26:52-04

LeBron James will have to settle for trying to win another NBA title. He isn’t even a finalist for the MVP award.

Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard are the three players in the running for the league’s top individual honor.

The NBA announced the three finalists for that and its five other individual awards Friday. They are voted on by a panel of writers and broadcasters. The winners will be announced June 26 in New York during the NBA’s first awards show.

In previous years, the individual awards were announced separately throughout the postseason.

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