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LeBron James joined an exclusive group of players today by winning his 4th MVP trophy and this one isn’t void of a bit of controversy. Any right-minded NBA fan or analyst could see that LeBron dominated the league this season, but there happened to be one voter who didn’t recognize the obvious.
Around 6 PM EST ESPN’s Dan Le Batard was said to be the one voter to have given Carmelo Anthony a first place MVP vote and twitter exploded with speculation. Le Batard used his radio show’s twitter page to retweet some of the most outlandish comments by trolls; an obvious attempt at laughing off the situation. One thing he didn’t confirm or deny though was who he voted for as his MVP. It seems as an obvious attempt at trolling twitter tough guys and it’s hard for me to believe that he would not vote for his home town player, but the fact remains that someone didn’t vote for LeBron.
Dan’s radio show broadcast daily in Miami and many believe that he could’ve voted for Carmelo Anthony as a media ploy designed to gain listeners. If that is the case, then Mr. Le Batard or the actual rouge voter, mission accomplished. Le Batard is currently trending nationally on twitter and both his radio show and ESPN show, DLHQ, will be must see television tomorrow.
If I was Dan I wouldn’t worry about listeners or twitter followers. I’d watch out for his father, Papi, who is the biggest Miami Heat fan. No way Papi lets him live this down, whether it proves to be true or false, and his response to his son is why I’ll be tuning in tomorrow.
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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...
No one will argue that LeBron James is underpaid, however the NBA has its rules and players are forced to live with them. ‘Bron pulls in a $16 million dollar salary which makes him the 13th highest paid player in the NBA, but the below facts will just solidify that he deserves more money. LeBron is grossly underpaid. However, we do believe that LeBron should refrain from stating...
LeBron James wore specially-designed Nike shoes, dubbed the "Nike LeBron X MVP," for the Heat's Game 1 showdown against the Chicago Bulls.
LeBron James had the shoes, but he didn't have the jumper with this airball in Miami's Game 1 loss to the Chicago Bulls.
MIAMI (AP) --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...
Early in the weekend the 'news' broke that LeBron James would be named the NBA MVP for the fourth time on Sunday. Shocker right? Tell us something that we don't know!
What we didn't know was whether he would make history by becoming the first player to win the award by a unanimous vote. Well--we now know that answer (and secretly Shaq is smiling).
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 the...
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 [...]
Yes, I get it, LeBron James is a phenomenal basketball player. He will win more championships, he’ll go to the Hall of Fame, and he will go on to be the greatest player of his generation. These statement are all facts, no matter how you feel about it, and I hate admitting this more than I hate admitting that I kind of like the show The Walking Dead. However, was he really THIS...
LeBron James was officially awarded the 2012-13 NBA Most Valuable Player award on Sunday, earning the honor for the second consecutive year and the fourth time in five seasons.
The only other player to win the award in four of five seasons is Bill Russell (1961, 62, 63, 65), and the only other players to win at least four regular-season MVPs are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (six), Michael...
MIAMI (AP) -- The writer who did not choose LeBron James of the Miami Heat as the NBA's Most Valuable Player believes Carmelo Anthony "meant more to his team" this season.
Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe says Anthony made the New York Knicks relevant again by leading them to their first division title in nearly two decades. Washburn's explanation was published...
LeBron James shot 40.6 percent on three point attempts this season, which was easily the best mark of his career.
James figured improving from the outside “could make me even more dynamic where guys couldn’t just lay off of me and dare me to shoot.”
James put himself through difficult workouts in Akron in which he would run wind sprints for missing three-pointers.
There's little reason to pity four-time NBA MVP LeBron James - his life is going pretty darn good right now. But the fact of the matter is that the King of the NBA is vastly underpaid. Proof:
What LeBron James has done is simply amazing, and he deserves comparisons to the greatest players ever. But what’s wrong with this passage by Jason Reid of the Washington Post?
“I would have him [James] right behind Jordan and Chamberlain,” a smart Western Conference general manager told me Monday. “If you had a time machine, and were starting a franchise right now, I would...
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 ??
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