For the second straight year, LeBron James was voted as the NBA Most Valuable Player. LeBron James is the 10th player to join NBA’s elite club of two time MVP winners in consecutive years. He thus, joined Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan and Steve Nash. Russell, Chamberlain and Bird are the only NBA players who made a three-peat of winning the MVP.
James has an average of 29.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and dishing out 8.6 assists a night this season. He, thus, became the first forward in NBA history to averaged more than eight assists per game. The 2010 NBA season is dubbed as James’ finest season yet in his seven-year pro career. James got 109 of 121 first-place votes, to unanimously win the 2009 MVP plum last year. Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, was the MVP winner in 2008.
James expects to win Cleveland’s first NBA title this year with the addition of superstar center Shaquille O’Neal and Antawn Jamison. The Cavaliers has won 61 games in the regular season to get the home court advantage all throughout the playoffs.
James averaged 31.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 8.2 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.2 steals for the Cavaliers in their first round series of the playoffs against Chicago Bulls. The Cavaliers eliminated the Bulls, 4-1 and is set to face the Boston Celtics starting May 1.
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