Feb 5, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) is defended by Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James Wants To Be Defensive Player of the Year


For those of you who live under a rock, let me inform you that LeBron James is pretty good at basketball the best basketball player in the world. He’s won countless MVP awards, two NBA championships and an endless amount of other personal career accolades.

Now, James is hoping to add another award to his long list of Hall of Fame credentials — NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year.

Speaking with Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, James said that he should be the league’s award winner for the top defender because of his performance this season at his own end of the court, especially after his performance against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.

“That’s why I should be Defensive Player of the Year,” he said with a smile, but also a touch of candor. “One-through-five. Started off on DeAndre, guarded Darren Collison that one possession, so, you know. No one has ever done this before.

“That’s why I’m sitting here with nine bags of ice.”

Unfortunately for James, there is a man named Roy Hibbert who plays for the Indiana Pacers that is all but a lock for the Defensive Player of the Year. He is the anchor for the NBA’s best defensive team, and is playing at the level the Pacers and their fans expected when he signed a four-year, $58.3 million extension prior to last season.

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