10 scouts and league executives voted as to who was the best player coming into the 2021-2022 season. The winners were Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant with 5 votes a piece. LeBron did not even get a single vote. LeBron is reportedly miffed at the exclusion but the experts stuck to their guns saying that LeBron is possibly the third best player in the league, but he is just not number 1.
Lakers fans are obviously hoping that this will motivate LeBron even more ensuring more wins during the season.