LeBron James wins MVP award
The NBA announced Sunday that LeBron James will be receiving his fourth Most Valuable Player award.
James, who is 28, is the youngest player in NBA history to receive four MVPs, according to the Associated Press. He won the award in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013.
Not only did James win the award, but he won the award with 120 of 121 first-place votes. The other vote went to New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony.
The only other player in NBA history to receive 120 of 121 first-place votes was Shaquille O’Neal in the 1999-2000 NBA season.
James has had a good history of receiving awards in the NBA, but has only one championship during his career. Though he joins Bill Russell as the only player to win the award four times in five seasons, James is chasing another championship.
Last season, when James won the MVP award, he said that he would trade it for a NBA championship. Two months later, he defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals grabbing his first title and Finals MVP award.
In his congratulatory speech, Pat Riley said that James is the best player that he has seen in five decades of the NBA, according to the Miami Herald.
James will be looking to continue his journey to repeat as world champions. The Miami Heat face the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Monday night.