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Old 05-04-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Default LeBron James named NBA MVP today

UPDATE:

LeBron officially won. Kobe 2nd, Wade 3rd. Full voting results: http://www.insidehoops.com/nba-mvp.shtml

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http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index....med_nba_m.html

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CLEVELAND -- According to a league source, LeBron James will be named the NBA Most Valuable Player this afternoon.
James has chosen to have the announcement at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. All his Cavs teammates are expected to be there as well as representatives from Kia, which will give him a new car as part of the honor.


He will be the first Cav to win the honor in history and the second youngest ever to win the award behind Wes Unseld in 1969. James averaged 28.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 7.6 assists this season, his sixth in the NBA.
Two weeks ago James finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting and an upgrade in that area this season plus the Cavs franchise-record 66 wins were compeling to the 123 media voters. The award will be officially announced later today and he will be honored before the Cavs play the Hawks in Game 1 on the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Tuesday. Traditionally, NBA Commissioner David Stern is on hand to present the Maurice Podoloff Trophy in front the fans.


Having the honor given to him in the gym at SVSM was James' personal choice. It is a special place for him. His retired No. 23 jersey is on the wall and three state championship banners he won with the Fighting Irish hang in the rafters. When he made the announcement he was turning pro it was in the gym and he's had many photo shoots and filmed many commercials there as well. His first Sports Illustrated cover was shot there and he recently filmed a "60 Minutes" interview there. Still a resident of Akron, it is another sign of how loyal James is to his Akron roots.

As expected, but still very well deserved.

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Old 05-04-2009, 09:56 AM   #2
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:56 AM   #3
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It would be pretty funny to see a guy with as much cash as Lebron driving a Kia.
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It would be pretty funny to see a guy with as much cash as Lebron driving a Kia.
I was thinking the same.
I could imagine PB posting a Kia >>>>>> Ferrari thread or something.
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Congrats to LeBron and Cavs fans.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:58 AM   #6
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He deserved it. Congrats to him
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:00 AM   #7
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Congrats LeBron!
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I think everyone already seen this coming, but it's well deserved.
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I was thinking the same.
I could imagine PB posting a Kia >>>>>> Ferrari thread or something.



I forgot to add the second part to my original post: Congratulations, Lebron, well deserved.
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It would be pretty funny to see a guy with as much cash as Lebron driving a Kia.



LeBron James pictured here getting pumped up over his toy Kia Rio.
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Truly the best performer this year. Cheers to him, so let's celebrate!
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James has chosen to have the announcement at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron.

Reason No. 539 why he's not going to New-York in 2010
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