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LeBron James says nobody should fault Kevin Love for picking Russell Westbrook over him for MVP

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CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 7: LeBron James #23 and Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stand on the court during a game against the Phoenix Suns at The Quicken Loans Arena on March 7, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Kevin Love picked Russell Westbrook as NBA MVP over his not-best-friend LeBron James.

LeBron reportedly cares about the award.

Does he care about Love’s comments?

LeBron, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN:

“I don’t really think too much of it, really,” James said after Cleveland Cavaliers practice on Tuesday. “I don’t really get involved in that. I think the voters are going to decide who is the MVP. I think what Russ has been doing, his numbers have been pretty crazy keeping those guys afloat in the West in his play. Steph Curry can make a case, for sure, what he’s been doing -- James Harden and myself, as well. So, Kevin has his own opinion of who he believes is the MVP. No one should fault him for that.”

What about Anthony Davis? What about Chris Paul? LeBron omitting Davis from the discussion is more offensive than Love slighting LeBron for the No. 1 spot.

At least LeBron didn’t make this a bigger issue than it needed to be.

That hasn’t always been the case with him and Love, and that’s why the speculation about Love leaving Cleveland won’t end. Perhaps, LeBron has learned how to make Love feel a little more comfortable.