LeBron To Be Named NBA MVP
Old 05-04-2009, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Cavaliers have called a Monday news conference, at which time it is expected that superstar LeBron James will be announced as the NBA's Most Valuable Player.

The news conference will take place at James' old high school, St. Vincent-St. Mary, in Akron, Ohio.

According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, James' teammates are expected to be in attendance, as will representatives from Kia to present James with a new car as part of the honor.

James will be the first Cavalier to win the award. He averaged 28.4 points, second in the league to Miami's Dwyane Wade (30.2), to go along with 7.6 rebounds and 7.2 assists. His seven triple-doubles were the most in the league.

The Cavaliers finished with the best record in the league at 66-16 and swept Detroit in their first-round playoff series.

While the announcement is expected Monday, the award will be presented to James before Game 1 of Cleveland's Eastern Conference semifinal series against Atlanta on Tuesday.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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he is the best player and most important piece of the best team in the NBA
w/o LeBron Cleveland doesn't make the playoffs

there will be many more trophies in his carrer
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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how can you argue with this decision?

stats (rounded up): 29/7/8
best team in the league.

he was pretty much unstoppable.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The first of many.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Everybody knew that he would get this from the start of the season. I'm glad to see him win the award, he deserved it. He is by far the best player in the league, followed closely by D Wade and Kobe.

Go King James!
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Was there even a contest for this award. Wade nor Kobe deserved this as much as Lebron did.
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Old 05-04-2009, 04:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Looks like it has become officail:

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LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers is the winner of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2008-09 NBA Most Valuable Player presented by Kia Motors.

James totaled 1,172 points including 109 first place votes, from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Players were awarded 10 points for each first-place vote, seven points for each second-place vote, five for third, three for fourth and one for each fifth-place vote received.

Rounding out the top five in voting for this season's award are the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (698 points), Miami's Dwyane Wade (680), Orlando's Dwight Howard (328) and New Orleans' Chris Paul (192).
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James outdistances Bryant in winning Kia MVP award

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NEW YORK -- LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers is the winner of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2008-09 NBA Most Valuable Player presented by Kia Motors.

James totaled 1,172 points including 109 first place votes, from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Players were awarded 10 points for each first-place vote, seven points for each second-place vote, five for third, three for fourth and one for each fifth-place vote received.

Rounding out the top five in voting for this season's award are the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (698 points), Miami's Dwyane Wade (680), Orlando's Dwight Howard (328) and New Orleans' Chris Paul (192).

As part of its support of the Most Valuable Player Award, Kia Motors America will donate either a new Borrego SUV or Sedona minivan on behalf of James to The Urban League of Akron. Kia Motors is presenting a brand new vehicle to the charity of choice of each of four 2008-09 season-end award winners as part of the "The NBA Performance Awards Presented by Kia Motors."

James, the first Cavalier to win the award, led Cleveland in scoring (28.4 ppg, second in the NBA), rebounds (7.6 rpg), assists (7.2 apg, fourth), and steals (1.7 spg, eighth). Since the 1973-74 season when steals became an official stat, James is the fourth player to lead his team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals, while also leading his team to 50-plus wins (Larry Bird 1985-86; Grant Hill, 1996-97; Kevin Garnett, 2002-03). The 6-8 forward helped Cleveland to an NBA- and franchise-best 66-16 season, a 21-game improvement over last season (45-37), marking the 12th time an NBA team has reached 66 wins in a season.

James led the league in triple-doubles (seven) and became the 12th player in NBA history to record three-consecutive triple-doubles (March 7, 10, 12). In his sixth season, James became the ninth player in NBA history to have at least five consecutive 2,000 point seasons.

Since the NBA began voting on the Eastern and Western Conference Player of the Month separately in 2001-02, James is just the second player to receive the award four times in one season (Kevin Garnett, 2003-04). James was voted the Eastern Conference Player of the Month in November, January, March and April. James was also named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week seven times (Nov. 10, 17; Dec. 29; Jan. 26; Feb. 9; March 16, 23).

The NBA MVP trophy is named in honor of the late Maurice Podoloff, the first commissioner of the NBA who served from 1946 until his retirement in 1963.

The 2008-09 NBA Most Valuable Player Award presented by Kia Motors is part of a series of on-court performance awards called "The NBA Performance Awards Presented by Kia Motors." The awards, which are part of a multi-year marketing partnership that makes Kia Motors America the official automotive partner of the NBA, also include the Most Improved Player, Defensive Player of the Year, and Sixth Man Awards. The series also includes the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month presented by Kia Motors. For more information on the "The NBA Performance Awards Presented by Kia Motors" click here.
2008-09 MVP AWARD PRESENTED BY KIA MOTORS VOTING
Player, Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Total
LeBron James, Cleveland 109 11 1 - - 1,172
Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 2 56 52 8 2 698
Dwyane Wade, Miami 7 50 41 17 4 680
Dwight Howard, Orlando 1 3 17 63 23 328
Chris Paul, New Orleans 2 1 9 23 51 192
Chauncey Billups, Denver - - - 6 15 33
Paul Pierce, Boston - - 1 2 10 21
Tony Parker, San Antonio - - - 1 6 9
Brandon Roy, Portland - - - 1 4 7
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas - - - - 3 3
Tim Duncan, San Antonio - - - - 2 2
Yao Ming, Houston - - - - 1 1

Season - Player, Team
1955-56 - Bob Pettit, St. Louis
1956-57 - Bob Cousy, Boston
1957-58 - Bill Russell, Boston
1958-59 - Bob Pettit, St. Louis
1959-60 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia
1960-61 - Bill Russell, Boston
1961-62 - Bill Russell, Boston
1962-63 - Bill Russell, Boston
1963-64 - Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati
1964-65 - Bill Russell, Boston
1965-66 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia
1966-67 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia
1967-68 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia
1968-69 - Wes Unseld, Baltimore
1969-70 - Willis Reed, New York
1970-71 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee
1971-72 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee
1972-73 - Dave Cowens, Boston
1973-74 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee
1974-75 - Bob McAdoo, Buffalo
1975-76 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles
1976-77 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles
1977-78 - Bill Walton, Portland
1978-79 - Moses Malone, Houston
1979-80 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles
1980-81 - Julius Erving, Philadelphia
1981-82 - Moses Malone, Houston
1982-83 - Moses Malone, Philadelphia
1983-84 - Larry Bird, Boston
1984-85 - Larry Bird, Boston
1985-86 - Larry Bird, Boston
1986-87 - Magic Johnson, L.A. Lakers
1987-88 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1988-89 - Magic Johnson, L.A. Lakers
1989-90 - Magic Johnson, L.A. Lakers
1990-91 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1991-92 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1992-93 - Charles Barkley, Phoenix
1993-94 - Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston
1994-95 - David Robinson, San Antonio
1995-96 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1996-97 - Karl Malone, Utah
1997-98 - Michael Jordan, Chicago
1998-99 - Karl Malone, Utah
1999-00 - Shaquille O'Neal, L.A. Lakers
2000-01 - Allen Iverson, Philadelphia
2001-02 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio
2002-03 - Tim Duncan, San Antonio
2003-04 - Kevin Garnett, Minnesota
2004-05 - Steve Nash, Phoenix
2005-06 - Steve Nash, Phoenix
2006-07 - Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas
2007-08 - Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers
2008-09 - LeBron James, Cleveland
NBA.com: James outdistances Bryant in winning Kia MVP award
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*whispers* This is already posted up

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Old 05-04-2009, 06:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd just like to add, since this is a huge moment in his career, i dont think its ridic to think the kid has a shot to be the G.O.A.T
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Now kobe is going to be more inspired to spoil Lebron's year.
Just like the celtics last year.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think he will be the greatest player of all time, just because of his fantastic improvement over the past two years, on everything, from ft shooting to defense. If he keeps it like this for 1-2 seasons - how good will he be? I foresee a long time battle between lebron and dwight howard to probably split the next 10 mvps between them (assuming howard will finally learn to shoot fts).
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:33 AM   #14 (permalink)
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the real question is, is it possible for him to average a triple double?? I hope we find out

I joke with my friends that LBJ and D12 could cripple the league if they decided to take a pay cut n play together just to collect jewelery. Would be fun to watch, except you know who is gonna win each year lol

btw he lead his team in points, assists, rebounds, steals and blocks??? lawl

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Old 05-05-2009, 09:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
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i think he'll get close, but will never avg a triple double.
i can see a 30/8/9 at the most, but theres no way he can avg double digit assits and rebs... its pretty much impossible in todays game.
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Great season by LBJ. I'm just happy KOBE didn't get it.

His first of many, i imagine.
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