MIAMI -- The NBA must have gotten bored with naming LeBron James Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
The Miami Heat star had won it the two previous times, and averaged 29.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists in two wins last week. But he lost out Monday to Atlanta center Al Horford, who averaged 16.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists in a 4-0 week.
"The game has so many great players, the award shouldn't be named for me," the forward said with a laugh when it was suggested it should be renamed in his honor.
After all, James has won it 39 times in his 10 seasons. And it's gotten to the point one has to wonder if this guy ever will have a bad night, let alone a bad week.
In Miami's first 13, James hasn't had an off game yet. He's reached 20 or more points in all of them, the first time he's started out a season with such a stretch.
The only night James has shot below 47 percent was an 8-of-20 showing Nov. 17 at Phoenix. But we'll give him a break considering James missed...