Found May 03, 2013 on
Probably the worst kept secret of the year has finally been revealed. LeBron James has been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the 2nd year in a row. James earns his 4th MVP overall, joining an elite class of NBA legends. Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Wilt Chamberlain all earned at least 4 MVP awards as well. While the NBA released the winner, they haven’t released how many votes James won the MVP by. How much did he distance himself from other MVP hopefuls? Did Kevin Durant come in 2nd place again? The Miami Heat are planning a ceremony for James on Sunday, and he will be presented the award by NBA Commissioner David Stern. The Heat have been awaiting their next opponent in the 2nd round of the NBA Playoffs. The top seed in the Eastern Conference will face either Chicago or New Jersey, who are currently going into a Game 7. At 28, James will be the youngest player to raise a 4th MVP trophy in the air. Here are his comments about being mentioned along side the NBA legends who won at least 4 MVP’s: “Anytime I’m mentioned with the greatest players to play the game, it’s a wow factor,” James said. “I grew up and studied those guys, watched those guys. A few of them were my inspiration.” Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra on James winning MVP: “He’s earned it,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after Friday’s practice. “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.” James shot career best averages from the field (56%) and from the 3-point line (40%), while averaging 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.7 steals and one block in 76 games in his 10th season. Here is teammate Chris Bosh’s comments on James’ 4th MVP: “I don’t know who else you’d vote for — no offense to nobody else, with all due respect,” Bosh said in support of James. “But that’s just how good he’s played this year.” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the record with 6 MVP’s, winning 5 of those before he was 30 years old. Bill Russell won the award 4 times in 5 years. With his newest accolade, you can’t imagine how much better this guy could really get. He’s only beginning to be in his prime playing days. Even though he’s racked up 4 MVP’s, and his 2nd in a row, he still says he wants to improve something about his game. “My free throw shooting,” James said Friday, referring to his 75.3 percent success rate. “I want to — I need to shoot in the 80s. That’s my next goal. And then, just continue to do what I’ve been doing the last couple of years. But my free throw shooting is what I really want to zone in on.”

Is LeBron James underpaid? (Infographic)

NBA superstar LeBron James makes a $16 million a year salary with the Miami Heat, and makes millions of dollars from endorsement deals. However, it could be argued despite all this money, LeBron is still well underpaid. Nothing proves that point better than this infographic (provided by which details the increase in franchise value for the Miami Heat just one season...

Even with another MVP, LeBron James focused on improving

MIAMI LeBron James has a ceiling as high and as appealing as that of the Sistine Chapel.The Miami Heat forward Sunday will become the fifth NBA player to have won at least four MVP awards. But nobody thinks for a minute this guy is slowing down, and he probably hasnt even hit his peak.James, 28, joked after practice Saturday his teammates told me to win 11 more (MVPs) so I can spread...

LeBron James is the most underpaid player in sports

I have previously purposed the idea that, despite his colossal contract, LeBron James is the most underpaid player in the NBA, and maybe all of professional sports. Taking into account both on and off court impact, I can’t think of another individual in sports who affects a franchise as much as LeBron, and apparently I am not the only one.Recently the people over at CableTVblog...

Report: LeBron James to Be Named NBA Most Valuable Player for Fourth Time on Sunday

LeBron James is getting his fourth Most Valuable Player award — and the only mystery left is whether the vote was unanimous. The Miami Heat star will be introduced Sunday as the award winner, according to a person familiar with the results and who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league has not publicly announced the result. James will become...

LeBron James awarded historic fourth MVP Trophy, gives Kia to charity

LeBron James was officially awarded his fourth NBA MVP Trophy. As for the car that came with it? He gave it to an Akron-based charity.

LeBron James humbled by fourth MVP award

MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James says he's humbled to keep the company he will join by winning the NBA's Most Valuable Player award for a fourth time. A formal announcement is planned Sunday, the eve of the Eastern Conference semifinals for the Miami Heat. The honor will vault James into an elite category shared by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain...

LeBron James To Win 4th MVP Award

LeBron James is quickly approaching a club that not many athletes will have membership to. is reporting that James will be named NBA MVP for the second straight season, and his fourth career MVP overall. James will  join Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain with at least four MVP awards. “He’s earned it,” Heat coach Erik...

LeBron James Accepts 2012-13 MVP Award

LeBron James accepted the 2012-13 NBA MVP award Sunday afternoon at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.  LeBron who got 120 of 121 1st-place votes (the 1 other vote went to Carmelo Anthony),  averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists, and 1.7 steals in 37.9 minutes per game this season. The Heat star joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (6), Michael Jordan (5), Bill Russell...

LeBron James on 4th MVP: I Don’t Know how Good I can Be

Miami Heat forward LeBron James will soon be presented with his fourth MVP award. Joining Bill Russell as the only players in NBA history to win the award 4 times in 5 seasons. So when asked about his legacy and what the fourth MVP will mean to him, LeBron was open and honest about the [...]

LeBron James’ MVP Selection Is Not Unanimous As Carmelo Anthony Receives One First-Place Vote

MIAMI — LeBron James is the overwhelming choice as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. The Miami Heat star took 120 of 121 first-place votes in this year’s balloting, giving him the award for the fourth time. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant finished second and the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony was third. James’ selection was not unanimous, despite plenty of suggestions from...

Report: LeBron wins 4th MVP award

LeBron James is getting his fourth Most Valuable Player award - and the only mystery left is whether the vote was unanimous.

Report: LeBron James wins 4th MVP award

On Sunday, Miami Heat star LeBron James will be formally named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the fourth time, reports Michael Wallace of For the second straight season and fourth time, James has been voted the league’s 

2013 NBA Playoffs Fashion: Nate Robinson’s Staple Dugout Polo Shirt

It looks like more NBA ballers are starting to wear Staple Design shirts after Lebron James made headlines a couple weeks ago with his bold print Staple Fallon Crewneck Sweatshirt. Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson aka “Instant Offense” was spied walking into the United Center arena for Game 6 Vs. Brooklyn Nets wearing a $52 Staple Dugout Polo shirt. Would you rock it ?? photos via twitter
Heat News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.