Miami Heat star LeBron James on Sunday joined four other NBA greats who have won at least four NBA Most Valuable Player awards.
James earned all but one first-place vote in winning the 2012-2013 honor. Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (with six), Michael Jordan and Bill Russell (with five apiece) and Wilt Chamberlain (with four) have won as many MVP’s.
James averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game this season, and shot a career-high 56 percent from the floor, and led the Heat to a league-best 66-16 regular season record. Miami began the NBA playoffs with a four-game sweep over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Kevin Durant, from Oklahoma City, finished second in the balloting by 120 sportswriters and broadcasters. New York’s Carmelo Anthony, who earned the other first-place vote, was third.