July 30, 2013 by admin
Record shows a number of great players that won the MVP award consecutively, but there are still more room for another record breaking performance for the young and talented LeBron James.
No doubt he will win it again. If not because of his departure at Cleveland (his former team) three years ago in free agency, he might actually get the honor of being the only player ever to win the Most Valuable Player award for five consecutive years.
His playing style is dynamic, very aggressive and well disciplined. The figure will really tells us that undoubtedly he will bring home the trophy again. His staggering statistics will tell us that he ain’t done yet by connecting 56.5 percent of his field goal shots, that includes his 40.6 percent 3-point shots. He also averaged 8.0 rebounds, 7.3 assist and 1.7 steals every game.
LeBron James is not playing for numbers sake, all he wants is to win the game every time at all cost thus helping Heat’s record franchise to win 27 games in a row. This is the second best mark in the whole NBA history.
Most players doesn’t have the attitude like James, his determination is so high that even Miami head coach Spoelstra commented that he makes greatness seems so easy, and Spoelstra is convinced that he is the greatest player as of now that he will continue his reign at the top because of his high motivation and his intense desire to win. Even online sportsbook sbobet agrees with Spoelstra and placed James at $4.50 odds to win the MVP award.
He will surely play for more as he will strive to be on the top of the record on the coming years by joining Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and Larry Bird as the only players to win the Most Valuable Player award three straight in a row. This records failed to achieve by Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
We hope to see more a lot of action from LeBron James in the coming season, and one thing for sure, he will be an MVP again.
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February 10, 2013 by admin
Let us take a look at who made the cut for the top 10 candidates for the coveted Most Valuable Player title… so far.
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
A left knee surgery prior to the start of the season did not stop D-Wade from proving that he could still hold his own, and even fully take over, in a game. Currently, he ranks eighth overall in the league in scoring. With a 50.9% shooting average per game, he is definitely at the peak of his game.
Averages per game: 21.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.7 assists
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
He is arguably the most athletic point guard around, probably even in all of NBA history. Westbrook may not have been the best at shooting this season, but if the last five games are any indication, he can get the shots in when the situation calls for it (and when does it not?). If he manages to keep his shooting average above 50%, he will be a shoo-in for a nod.
Averages per game: 22.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 8.1 assists
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
This season saw the Warriors coming on really strong in the standings, and much of that is credited to Curry, who has shown vast improvement on the court. His 3-poiner skills had shooting up to second place in the league as to the number of 3-point shots made, and third in 3-point percentage and attempts.
Averages per game: 20.9 points, 6.6 assists, 44.8 3-point percentage
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
There is no denying that the Lakers wouldn’t be where they are this season if not for their shooting guard Kobe. The holder of the most All-Star Game MVP awards won (at 4, tied with Bob Pettit) still has what it takes.
Averages per game: 27.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Many people claimed that the Rockets’ offense has shown great improvement the moment Harden entered the picture. This is still his first season with Houston, but already he is seen to be the one to lead the Rockets’ charge into the playoffs.
Averages per game: 26.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
A knee injury kept Chris Paul from playing at his best for a while. However, he is back in top form, trouncing the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers. His impressive 19-of-28 shooting assured him a spot in the top contenders for the MVP award.
Averages per game: 16.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 9.5 assists
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
Melo is currently leading in scoring, effectively shoving Kevin Durant from the top spot after making 109 points in three games. We’re still not sure whether the fact that they lost two of those games despite the high scoring on his part would affect his bid. For now, though, he is still one of the top contenders.
Averages per game: 29.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 41.1 field goal %
Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
Winning 13 out of 14 straight games is no mean feat for a basketball team, and the NBA is quick to recognize this accomplishment by the San Antonio Spurs. Without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili on the lineup, there were fears that the Spurs would be relegated to the back. But Tony Parker stepped up to the plate, and he deserves all the recognition being given to him right now. In just four games, he has averaged 27.5 points and an impressive 9.8 assists.
Averages per game: 20.7 points, 7.7 assists, 53.5 field goal %
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Another OKC Thunder MVP shoo-in is Kevin Durant, who has been having a great season so far. True, LeBron James may be playing on an entirely higher plane than everyone else, but he Durant could either cower in fear before James or take it as a challenge and up the ante of his game even more. We will see which route he chooses when he goes toe-to-toe with LeBron and the rest of the Heat on Thursday.
Averages per game: 28.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 90.4 free throw %
LeBron James, Miami Heat
After breaking a franchise record of scoring over 30 points in six straight games, LeBron Raymone James seems all set to get another NBA Most Valuable Player title. He already has three, from 2009, 2010 and 2012. He is having such a sensational season that already his name is being compared to the likes of legends Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Oscar Robertson. As things stand right now, he’s already won the award.
Averages per game: 27.0 points, 8.1 rebounds, 6.9 assists, 56.2 field goal %
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