LeBron James Gets 2nd MVP Award
Cleveland Cavaliers main man LeBron James has scooped up his second-consecutive MVP award, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported today. Sources cited by the Plain Dealer said James will officially receive the award from NBA commissioner David Stern on Monday at The Q, where the Cavaliers will be hosting Game 2 of their second-round playoffs series against the Boston Celtics.
Official results of the voting are set to be announced on Sunday. With the win, James now joins the list of only ten players who have won the Maurice Podoloff Trophy for two consecutive years. The others on the list are Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, and Steve Nash. James is also the second-youngest to achieve the feat. Abdul-Jabbar was a couple of months younger when he won his second-straight MVP in 1972.
James was expected to win the award this year after averaging 29.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 8.6 assists—his best showing in his seven-year career—while also helping the Cavs finish with the best regular season record for the second-consecutive year.