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Monday, May 4, 2009

Lebron James NBA MVP 2009

LeBron James is the 2008-2009 NBA MVP. It has a good ring to it, as now one of the best players in the NBA right now can simply be called "MVP LeBron James" now. Being declared the MVP (Most Valuable Player) denotes quite an accomplishment for him, as he has really led his team to much success. The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the 2008-2009 season with their best record in franchise history, including a 40-1 record at home. They are currently in the Playoffs as the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference, hoping to make it all the way to the NBA Finals.

During the season, LeBron James played an average of 37.7 minutes per game for the Cavs, which marked the lowest number of minutes he had played in his career. That had been one of the plans for the Cavs, which intended to rest him when needed so that he would have a lot of energy for the Playoffs. It became much easier when the Cavs started beating other teams by wide margins during the season, meaning that James could sit out much of the fourth quarter a number of times. Now he has some extra energy for this post-season, and this freight train will be something that nobody wants to get in front of.

LeBron James put up some impressive statistics during the past season, playing in 81 games, and averaging 28.4 points per game. He also pulled down 7.6 rebounds per game, and dished out 7.2 assists per game. His shooting percentage also went up to the highest of his career, with a 48.9% field goal percentage as well as a 78% free throw rate. It was definitely a remarkable year for James on the court, and his statistics, combined with the enormous success that Cleveland has had, led to him being selected as this year's NBA MVP.

The announcement that James would be named the NBA MVP was leaked from league sources, and planned for an official announcement at St. Vincent Mary High School where James went to high school. Not only is James going to take home the MVP trophy, but his coach, Mike Brown, has already received NBA Coach of the Year, as the Cavs put up an amazing record of 66-16 in the NBA season. This could be the first of many NBA MVP awards that LeBron James wins, but his eyes are still set on taking home an NBA Title above anything else.