#2 Paul George
Cohen’s Analysis: This may have caught you off guard considering Kevin Durant, not Paul George, is widely considered LeBron James’ toughest matchup. However, if you ignore reputation and sparkle, George appears to be a more complete player than KD.
George is a fearless defender, a first-class rebounder, a top-notch playmaker and he is suddenly transforming into an elite scorer. There was a belief just a few weeks ago that George couldn’t ever be depended on in the late stages of a close game. However, that sentiment is rapidly changing and it may not be preposterous to suggest that George, and James Harden, are the biggest threats to LeBron winning another MVP award (and championship).
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