LeBron is the MVP again. He DOMINATED the NBA, while helping his team to a 27 game winning streak.
Last week, James finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting for the second time since 2009.
James is the fifth player in NBA history to win four MVPs, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (six), Michael Jordan (five), Bill Russell (five) and Wilt Chamberlain (four). At 28, James is a year younger than Abdul-Jabbar and Russell, three years younger than Chamberlain and five younger than Jordan were when they won their fourth MVPs.
James owns numerous NBA “youngest player” records.
He is the youngest:
- To be selected #1 overall draft pick (18 years of age).
- To be named NBA Rookie of the Year (19 years of age).
- To record a triple-double (20 years, 20 days).
- Recorded 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists on January 19, 2005 vs. Portland Trail Blazers.
- To record a triple-double in the playoffs. (21 years, 113 days).
- Recorded 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists on April 22, 2006 vs. Washington Wizards.
- To score 30 points in a game (18 years, 334 days).
- Recorded 33 points on November 29, 2003 vs. Memphis Grizzlies
- To score 40 points in a game (19 years, 88 days).
- Recorded 41 points on March 27, 2004 vs. New Jersey Nets.
- To score 2,000 points in a season (2004–05).
- To average at least 30 points per game in the NBA.
- To be awarded All-NBA honors (2004–05).
- To be named to the All-NBA first team (21 years, 138 days).
- To win an All-Star Game MVP (21 years, 55 days).
- To lead the league in All-Star voting (22 years, 26 days).
- To score 2,000 points in seven consecutive seasons (26 years of age).
- To score at least 30 pts while shooting at least 60% in 6 straight games.
- To receive Most Valuable Player award four times (28 years of age)
James averaged 26.8 points a game, added 8.0 boards, 7.3 dimes and 1.7 steals per game while shooting 56.5% from the field and 40.6% on three-pointers in the most efficient season of his career. He is the second player in NBA history to shoot 55% from the field and 40% on threes in one season, joining Chris Mullin in 1996-97. Also worth noting that if LeBron keeps up his pace of 2,000 points a season he could be the youngest to the 30,000 point club, in about 4 to 5 years.