MMPG: Most Valuable Player
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Yes, Dwyane Wade re-entered the discussion for the game's best player. Yes, Kobe Bryant is the league's reigning most valuable player. But what more does LeBron James have to do to win his first MVP? He's played like the second coming of Oscar Robertson. He's the league's most efficient player. He's led his team to the league's best record and an unbelievable 39-1 home record. He's established an all-inclusive, team-first culture. He's made his teammates better than they probably thought they were. He's provided hope to a downtrodden city. He's turned his pre-game chalk toss into a must-see event. And, he's proven to be pretty decent make-believe photographer. LeBron James ranks second in scoring, but he had the most 50-point games, the most 40-point games and the most triple doubles (seven). He is the fourth player to lead his team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals while leading his team to 50 or more wins. He also had the highest fourth-quarter scoring average (7.6 points) in the NBA despite sitting out 13 fourth quarters this season. James is the MVP. It's his sixth year. It's his time.
Others in consideration: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers; Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat; Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
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