Lets kill off the MJ/LeBron debate. thats not what this was about.
James averaging 26-8-8- on 50% shooting on a top 3 team warrants a look at MVP.
Only other guys in the chat based on standings and stats would be Giannis and Embiid, but in terms of "valuable", right now itd be between LeBron, Curry and Giannis one would think. Obviously LeBron has AD as a team mate so its hard to stand on his side when talking MVP, given he has a All NBA first team calibre dude, but AD has been pretty shaky all year despite averaging 22-8-3
for me it is probably Embiid (29-11.5 and 3 assists) on a 1 seed, LeBron and Curry. If Westbrook was an MVP on a 6 seed for sheer value alone judging how bad his team would have been, minus him then Curry has the same argument, though Russ averaged 31-10-10 Curry is on 29-6-6 (still amazing)
Other guys to consider are Jokic (27-12-8.5), Luka (29-9-9) and Lillard (29-4-8), but their teams are idling around .500
Mitchell goes for 24-4-5 on a 22-5 team, but its Utah. They could win 60 out of 72 games and the league wouldnt give him the MVP.
Durant a smoky maybe but surely you cant win one when you have Harden and Irving as your sidekicks
To conclude: yes, LeBron is definitely a very realistic chance at the MVP