Harden is the favorite this season after narrowly losing out in 2017. In his sixth All-Star campaign, he led Houston to an NBA-best 65-win season and averaged a career-high and NBA-leading 30.4 points to go with 8.8 assists and 5.4 boards.
James continued to dominate in his 15th season, averaging 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 9.1 assists. The 14-time All-Star is going for the fifth MVP award of his illustrious career.
Davis, also a Defensive Player of the Year candidate, has a shot at winning MVP after averaging 28.1 points, 11.1 boards, and a league-leading 2.6 blocks per game. He led the Pelicans to their best record since 2009.
The winner will be revealed June 25.