Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/18/13
There has never been a unanimous MVP in the history of the NBA. Not Wilt Chamberlain, not Bill Russell, not Shaquille O'Neal, not Michael Jordan. LeBron James might soon change that. At least, the Miami Heat believe he should. After finally winning that first NBA title last June, James was better than ever in his first year as a champion. He led the league in field goals, despite being seventh in shots attempted. He established career-bests in shooting percentage, 3-point percentage, rebounds per game and double-doubles - and did it all while taking fewer shots per game than at any point in his 10-year career. So those are just a few of the many reasons why the Heat are overwhelming favorites to win it all once again in these playoffs, which open this weekend. Miami will meet Milwaukee in a first-round series starting Sunday night. ''Numbers aren't why I play this game of basketball,'' James said. ''Numbers have never been why I play the game. That's not how I was taught to pla...
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