Lakers star LeBron James responds to receiving no votes for top player in NBA survey: 'THANK YOU'

Andrew Joseph
For The Win

It's wild to think LeBron James is going to turn 37 years old in December, and he's still among the most impactful players in the NBA.

James led the Los Angeles Lakers to the NBA championship in the 2020 Orlando bubble. And while the Lakers struggled last season largely due to injuries, James still had a year that was statistically on par with his second stint in Cleveland.

He remains very good — one of the best in the league. But according to some NBA executives and scouts, James is no longer the best.

ESPN published a survey this week that polled 10 anonymous executivess and scouts. The best player in the NBA was among the topics, and the poll was split between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant. James received no votes.

"The only other name even mentioned by those polled was James, though he ultimately didn't receive any votes. It was clear all three stars were on a level unto themselves at this point," according to ESPN.

James wasn't too happy with the honorable mention. He took to Twitter on Thursday to say thanks for giving him some added motivation.

James had a similar reaction to jokes about the Lakers' aging roster. It's becoming a recurring theme for James this offseason.

Despite not getting a best player vote, James and the Lakers were picked to reach the NBA Finals in the same survey.