King James Crowned! 2008/09 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) »

May 4, 2009 at 5:07 pm | around-the-nbalebron-james

Congratulations LeBron!!!

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers is the winner of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2008-09 NBA Most Valuable Player presented by Kia Motors. James totaled 1,172 points including 109 first place votes, from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Players were awarded 10 points for each first-place vote, seven points for each second-place vote, five for third, three for fourth and one for each fifth-place vote received. Rounding out the top five in voting for this season’s award are the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (698 points), Miami’s Dwyane Wade (680), Orlando’s Dwight Howard (328) and New Orleans’ Chris Paul (192). James, the first Cavalier to win the award, led Cleveland in scoring (28.4 ppg, second in the NBA), rebounds (7.6 rpg), assists (7.2 apg, fourth), and steals (1.7 spg, eighth). Since the 1973-74 season when steals became an official stat, James is the fourth player to lead his team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals, while also leading his team to 50-plus wins (Larry Bird 1985-86; Grant Hill, 1996-97; Kevin Garnett, 2002-03). The 6-8 forward helped Cleveland to an NBA- and franchise-best 66-16 season, a 21-game improvement over last season (45-37), marking the 12th time an NBA team has reached 66 wins in a season. James led the league in triple-doubles (seven) and became the 12th player in NBA history to record three-consecutive triple-doubles (March 7, 10, 12). In his sixth season, James became the ninth player in NBA history to have at least five consecutive 2,000 point seasons. Source: NBA.com. Now we await the MVP shoe from Nike…

King James Crowned 200809 NBA Most Valuable Player MVP
  • ironbron23

    congratulations! should’ve been the MVP since 2 years ago. finally, they recognize his greatness! LONG LIVE THE KING! maybe nike will come out with an MVP version of the VI’s or the soldier’s.

  • L23 With Big Z

    MVP, MVP, MVP, MVP!!! It’s about time, LeBron was dominating and he really deserved it! I also hope they come out with an MVP shoe ^^^ GO CAVS!!

  • Tomas

    1st of many…

  • Curtis J

    It’s About time now to top the season off is the Championship Trophy

  • akoo

    check of the mvp of the list now its time to get the ring. Kobe better watch his back cuz the clock is tickin

  • derich

    Yeah king james is the best we are goin to take the chip this year and I hope they come out wit some crazy mvp shoe for the king, HARLEM STAND UP

  • mOe23

    Hell yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Woooooooohoooooooooo. Congratz Bron that was a hard fought battle you deserve it. Now the only thing left is the NBA Championship and the b2b finals MVP. Go Bron we are witnesses to your greatness!! \m/ ^_^ Rok ON!!

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