As of The Week Of April 19th, Denver Nuggets Center Nikola Jokic leads the 2021 NBA MVP Race with Philadelphia 76ers Center Joel Embiid at #2, Milwaukee Bucks Reigning MVP & DPOY Giannis Antetokounmpo at #3, Golden State’s MVP 3x NBA Champion Steph Curry at #4 & Portland’s Leading Trail Blazer Damian Lillard currently sits at #5. Notice anything or anyone missing from the Top 5? Let me give you a hint: The Utah Jazz sit at the top of the league...but Donovan Mitchell is missing from the MVP Race. The fact that Dame is #5 after literally carrying the Trail Blazers thru multiple team injuries this season is bad enough. I believe that the league really doesn’t want the Jazz at the top of the league. I almost can guarantee that if the Los Angeles Lakers was #1 instead of #5 in the league, LeBron James & Anthony Davis would be in the MVP Race. Donovan Mitchell is averaging 30PPG which is just as much as everyone in the MVP Race. I could be wrong but the NBA is treating the Utah Jazz like a stepchild that will never be loved like the Los Angeles Lakers.