Posted May 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Miami's LeBron James will be announced Saturday as the NBA's MVP, the third time he's won the award in the past four seasons. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the results have not been released. James is expected to be presented with the trophy Sunday by Commissioner David Stern before Miami hosts Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Indiana. James will become the eighth player to win the award at least three times, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Moses Malone. He'll be the first to win as a member of the Heat. James' previous MVP awards in 2009 and 2010 came when he played for Cleveland.

Lebron James Wins His 3rd MVP, Rocks Terrible Blue Pants

The 2011-12 NBA MVP award was presented to 0.0 time (Soon to be 1 time) champion Lebron James today in a ceremony that was attended by his Miami Heat teammates. Here are the MVP's stats:  Season Team G GS MPG FG% 3p% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG 11-12 MIA 62 62 37.5 0.531 0.362 0.771 1.5 6.4 7.9 6.2 1.8 0.8 3.4 1.5 27.1 Career   689 688 39.9 0.483 0.331 0.746...

Heat star LeBron James gets MVP trophy - again

NBA Commissioner David Stern handed Miami's LeBron James his third MVP trophy in a pregame ceremony before the Heat hosted the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. James was announced Saturday as the winner of the award. Fans attending the Indiana-Miami playoff game were all given headbands with James' logo and the letters ''MVP'' printed on them, as well as placards...

James to win NBA MVP

Miami Heat star forward LeBron James is set to win his third NBA MVP award, a source told James averaged 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.9 steals and shot 53 percent from the field in the regular season. Only Michael Jordan in 1988-89 exceeded those numbers in a single season. It will be James' third MVP award in four seasons. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (six...

Nothing but respect between James, Anthony

MIAMI - The game time on the box score read 2 hours, 24 minutes. With that in mind, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony were best of friends Wednesday for 21 hours, 36 minutes. When the ball is thrown up, it all changes. "Our friendship goes behind basketball, but, during the game, there's really no friends," Miami's James said before he faced off against New York...

LeBron James wins 3rd MVP award

According to numerous sources LeBron James is your 2011/2012 NBA MVP. This is his 3rd time winning the award. He beat out Kevin Durant and Sasha Pavlovic for this year's honor. Then again an MVP trophy doesn't mean a thing without that ring. Ask Chuck. We're coming for you in the ECF Bron Bron.

At only 27, LeBron James is already a Hall of Famer

Heat superstar LeBron James earned his third NBA Most Valuable Player award today and will be presented with a trophy by Commissioner David Stern tomorrow before Miami hosts the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series … Continue reading →

The moments that made an MVP season

LeBron James wears jersey No. 6 in Miami, so here's six memorable moments from the season where the Heat star became just the eighth player in NBA history to win a third MVP award. The announcement was made by the NBA on Saturday: --- 6. The Closer James scored 12 points in the final 3:02 of a game at home against Philadelphia on April 3, capping what became a season-high...

Top 10 Pacers-Heat Game One Takeaways

10) Since LeBron James wished all of the moms a happy Mother's Day, America is now anti-mother9) Chris Bosh left with an abdominal strain, surprising most of America with the fact that he has any guts to sprain8) It was nice of the Pacers to stay in the game long enough to generate ratings for ABC for the full allotment of time 7) Seriously, there's never been a better shot...

James, Wade come through against Pacers

MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James got his trophy, and then he and Dwyane Wade made sure the Miami Heat got a win in Game 1. James scored 32 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in his first game as a three-time MVP, Wade finished with 29 despite struggling from the floor, and the Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 95-86 to open their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Sunday. Chris Bosh scored...

Heat beat Knicks, move on to play Pacers

MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James had 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 106-94 on Wednesday night to win the Eastern Conference first-round series in five games. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade each scored 19 points for Miami, which meets Indiana in the East semifinals starting Sunday. Mario Chalmers added 10 points for the Heat. Carmelo...

LeBron James blocks Tyson Chandler

LeBron gives the current defensive player of the year, Tyson Chandler, a quick lesson in his own craft with a big-time denial on Chandler’s dunk attempt. This rejection by “King james” came with about 4 minutes and 20 seconds left in the 1st quarter of Wednesday night’s game five matchup between the Heat and Knicks in Miami. Chandler does a nice job of faking the screen...

LeBron James gets better of Carmelo Anthony again

Carmelo remains in LeBron's shadow as Heat oust Knicks.

Riley praises LeBron, Wade at MVP ceremony

MIAMI - The big fellows record is in jeopardy. Thats the word from Pat Riley, a guy who should know. Riley once coached Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with the Lakers and hes now president of LeBron James Miami Heat. With James having won his third NBA MVP on Saturday, Riley believes he could end up breaking Abdul-Jabbars mark of six such awards. Hes 27 years old and hes got 10 more years...

Pacers-Heat Preview

A few minutes before the Miami-Indiana series begins Sunday afternoon, NBA Commissioner David Stern will hit the court to present Heat forward LeBron James with the league's MVP award for a third time. If the scene goes as Dwyane Wade expects, the moment will be more about motivation than culmination for James. ''His goal is to be the best player at the end of the season...

When falling isn't flopping

The NBA Playoffs bring passions to the fore -- even more so than during the regular season. And when I say passion, I mean one-eyed vehemence.  One topic in particular that NBA observers seem to love focusing on over the past decade or so is the humble flop. The dive. The Academy Award-winning plea for a foul. It all started with Vlade Divac, seemingly, then extended to every...
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