NBA MVP: LeBron James Named NBA MVP for Fourth Time in Five Years

Apr 25, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James reacts after a basket and a foul against the Milwaukee Bucks during game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James has once again proven that he’s the best basketball player alive in the game today. The Miami Heat superstar will be named the NBA’s MVP on Sunday which marks the fourth time in the last five years that LeBron will have won the honor. It wasn’t a well kept secret by any means, but at least knowing ahead of time means you can clear your schedule to celebrate a historic event in a legendary career.

According to Michael Wallace of ESPN’s Heat Index, the Miami Heat are scheduling an awards ceremony for this Sunday to honor LeBron James and his fourth MVP trophy.

The Heat are scheduling an awards presentation Sunday, and James will also be presented the MVP trophy by NBA commissioner David Stern at AmericanAirlines Arena at the start of their second-round series next week in Miami.

Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said that LeBron earned the award with his play this season, which is perhaps the most obvious statement ever spoken by a man, woman or child in the history of mankind.

“He’s earned it,” Spoelstra said of LeBron’s latest MVP. “He’s having an even more historic season than he’s had the last two years. Most people probably didn’t think he could go to a higher level after last season, yet he reinvented himself to show that he could. Our pinch-ourselves moment was when we signed him. But since we’ve had him, we don’t take him for granted.”

The Heat haven’t played all week after sweeping the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, so this MVP ceremony will give them something to do with all their free time.

James now trails Michael Jordan’s career MVP total by just one trophy, and the possibility that LeBron James will finish with six MVP’s — the most ever by an NBA player — is now a real possibility.

Topics: Lebron James, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA MVP

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