I’m sure my husband will be very happy when he learned that his favorite NBA player as chosen again as NBA’s MVP for the season. LeBron James will on Sunday be named the NBA Most Valuable Player for the fourth season in his career, the second year in a row and the fourth time in five seasons, ESPN reported on Friday.
Citing unnamed league sources, the sports TV network said the Miami Heat star will join legends Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Russell as MVP award winners at least four times in their careers. A 120-member media panel votes to determine the MVP award winner.
At 28, James would be the youngest player in NBA history to win a fourth regular season MVP award. Abdul-Jabbar, a record six-time MVP award winner, won five by age 30. James would join Russell as the only players to win the NBA MVP award four times in five years and add yet another honor to an incredible past 12 months.
In that span, James has won last season’s MVP award, the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award for leading the Heat over Oklahoma City for the title last June and an Olympic gold medal last August with the US squad of NBA stars at the London Games.