LeBron James was announced as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. The 24-year old superstar from St. Vincent- St. Mary High School added the MVP to his already impressive resume. LeBron has already won the Rookie of the Year Award, and he was named to 5 all star games, 2 of which he was named the MVP. He also was an NBA scoring champ in 2008 and this year he was named to the all defensive team (he finished second in defensive player of the year voting).
James not only won the MVP, he dominated the voting. Many people said it would be close this year between Wade, Kobe and James, but it was anything but close. James received 1,172 points (109 of 121 first place votes), Kobe finished second with only 698, followed by Wade with 680, Dwight Howard with 328 and Chris Paul with 192. LeBron was the youngest player since Moses Malone to win the MVP award.
LeBron is not done yet,
“My mission hasn’t been completed,” James said. “I still I have a lot of things I want to do this season. I want to have another celebration in June.”
All that is missing from this sure thing future hall of famer is an NBA Championship, and this just may be his year. The Cavs dominated the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, and begin the second round match up with the Hawks tonight. I think that this will be the year for the Cavs to win it all. All the pieces are there, LeBron is playing the best basketball of his career (he up his field goal percentage to 49% and Free throw percentage to 79%), and most importantly he is determined to win– losing is not an option to him.