LeBron James Wins 4th MVP Award, Joins Elite Company
According to an espn.com report, Miami Heat forward LeBron James will officially win his fourth NBA MVP award on Sunday. This comes as no surprise. The only question left is whether it will be unanimous or not. To achieve that feat, James needs 120 first-place ballots submitted by media members and NBA broadcast analysts.
Hall of Famers Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (only player with 6), and Wilt Chamberlain are the only other players to ever win at least four MVPs.
In his tenth season, James averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 block a game. He finished top 10 in scoring, assists, steals, and field-goal percentage (a career best .565). If anyone that claims there was an “MVP race” in 2012-2013, said person is either lying, or trying to get attention.
The “runner-up MVP race” is more debatable. Will it be Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers? Or Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder? We’ll find out Sunday.