Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 7:32 pm  |  128 responses

Report: LeBron James Wins NBA MVP Award

Miami Heat forward LeBron James has won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award, according to multiple reports. This is James’ third time winning the prestigious MVP, becoming the eighth player to win the award at least three times, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Moses Malone. Much respect and salute, LeBron. ESPN has the details: “A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that James will be announced Saturday as this year’s winner of the league’s top individual honor, and that he’ll be formally presented with the trophy by commissioner David Stern on Sunday afternoon before Miami hosts Indiana in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series. James said last week that while another MVP award ‘would be amazing and would be humbling,’ it’s not what drives him. In his ninth season, James still has not won an NBA title and it’s clear that, although he wanted to reclaim the MVP trophy, winning a championship is far and away his top basketball priority. James averaged 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists — making him only the fourth player with those totals in at least two different seasons, according to STATS LLC, joining Oscar Robertson (five times), John Havlicek (twice) and Bird (twice).”

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  • https://twitter.com/#!/D12FSU D12FSU

    surprise surprise

  • http://www.slamonline.com king

    well deserved. All thats left now is the finals mvp

  • Rugulose

    Ready, set, HATE!

  • http://www.google.com/imgres?q=brian+scalabrine&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=712&bih=572&tbm=isch&tbnid=paNXJ6FIB-hVJM:&imgrefurl=http://www.2ksports.ca/2012/04/30/brian-scalabr LakeShow

    Congrats to James. He deserved it. Great season.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eli Kaufmann

    All the mindless hate/envy for Lebron means he has to work much harder than others for everything he gets. Congratulations are in order, though this was not a surprise.

  • http://www.yahoo.com berkamore

    The best player in the League. And the scary thing is, I don’t think he’s reached his ceiling yet. (His play down low has improved but he should be an absolute nightmare for defenses down there). Anyway, well done and congratulations.

  • M.V.


  • rob stewart


  • shutup

    Congrats to NBK when he’s right he’s right. Tony Parker did lead the Spurs to the leagues best record and I don’t think he was more than just an afterthought. Would like to see how the votes panned out, kinda still hoping he got second place. There is still hope that Parker can win Finals MVP ;)

  • jayrose

    Very well deserved

  • Conor

    Regular Season King. Albeit, deservingly.

  • jayrose


  • Jerome


  • robb

    Who could disagree? Beast player.

  • Justin


  • http://ZOGS1.COM ZOGS1


  • http://Eboy.ca Eboy

    Cosign ZOGS1

  • Aussie

    that’s bullshit KEVIN DURANT should be MVP Lebron’s shit and he showed that by chocking in the 4th against the Knicks… OKC NBA CHAMPIONS 2012!!!!

  • http://mr.lov.co Red

    Lol @ Zogs1

  • gusisit

    haters gonna hate, he deserved it,simple as that

  • yayzz

    wow miami

  • RKJ92

    @ZOGS1 @Eboy, HATERS He was dopeee!! Do you realize how good James even is? this guy not only won the MVP but he was even in the run for dpoy.. dont post if your gonna be idiots

  • http://slamonline.com 19821982

    RKJ92, you do realize that Eboy is actually Lebron right?

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    This is LUDICROUS, how can a player go to another players TEAM and get an MVP for playing well. Lebron is playing with a top 5 talent and an top 15 talent. Wade career is officially over, if he cannot play well enough to make people think twice, before giving Bron an MVP. Lebron gets stats, but does that make you MVP of the NBA–NOPE, BOOK IT!!

  • red

    Looool @ Zogs1

  • http://www.slamonline.com king

    stop hatin no one in the league deserved it more.

  • http://www.slamonline.com king

    the guy can guard all 5 positions and play 4 positions.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher


  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com Off The Backboard

    Hate him, but he deserves it. Also, he’s 27 years old, this and next season are pretty much his peak.

  • riggs


  • jinolin

    Well deserved.

  • jayrose

    Shout out to the philosopher

  • bull22

    Congrats to the MVP-MOST VALUABLE PUNK….. ultimate coattail rider. ultimate quitter.
    ultimate flopper. ultimate pork donut pusher, etc. any lebron behind kisser can be right
    in picking him as mvp but kudos to those who picked durant and parker who are real team
    players and mvps.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    Hate him, but it was either him or KD, so I can’t be mad.

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    this is as surprising as james harden winning the 6th MOTY award… as a fan of pretty much every team that is a rival to MIA, even i have to respect this guy and say “congrats”

  • http://Xvideos.com Bravo


  • Fish sticks

    @bull22 I bet if the bulls had convinced lebron to join them instead if the heat, and then weren”t stupid enough to sign booz, you’d be the one riding lebron. The hate on here is crazy. Greatness can’t be denied.

  • dan


  • dan

    …nxt yr the knicks will whoop his a..s

  • bull22

    @fishsticks nope if you had been here for a while you would know i turned on lebron
    when he turned his free agency into a circus. ever since rose was a rookie many of us bulls
    fans knew he was special, james signing would have stunted his growth and rose would never
    had been mvp and get credit he deserves. but i will give you boozer, i always thought his signing
    for 80 mil was an utter disaster. he should have only gotten 50 mil

  • IamYOU

    I agree with fish! I mean whoever gets lebron on their team will be a lebronwagon fan! If bron goes to bulls bron will still be MVP stead of rose and people of illinois will cheer for lebron. If lebron goes to LA or OKC, bron will still get it no doubt and fans of their teams(whoever got him if he was not in miami)will surely boast about him. Any team that he’ll go to he’ll still be MVP (except if he gets injured)I mean look at him when he was playing for the cavs I mean c’mon.. I get to say this since I’m a heat fan since 95! But he really is a beast so Congrats to BronBron!

  • IamYOU

    C’mon people you know this is true. If you get lebron in your team (if not heat) you’ll boast about him and I might jeer for him.

  • Wet

    I personally find it even more impressive that he can put up these kind of numbers on a star loaded team… However, that’s a bullsh*t arguement to begin with. Kobe is surrounded by just as much talent, even KD is surrounded by as much talent. Lebron was phenomenal this year, MVP hands down.

  • RKJ92

    @The Seed, How many brain cells do you have? LeBron is the ultimate team player and i’m not even biased toward him he’s the best passer/playmaker on his team, best overall defender, highest scorer, best rebounder, best in stealing like do I need to go on? you’re ridiculous.. your statements are heavily biased and stupid BOOK WHAT?


    without a ?

  • All Day

    Hated lebron with the decision but anyone who saw him this season saw a beast. Only KD had a chance.
    Hope he can get his first ring so some haters can find little to gripe about

  • Mike

    Lebrons a good player. I don’t think this is a surprise but to all of you that think he’s the best in the league… You know he has a vagina right? He’ll always crack under pressure in the clutch.

  • robb

    Lebron is not a team player? Wow that’s one of the dumbest things I’ve heard

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    I’m still laughing at the guy that really thinks Eboy would cosign ZOGS about LeBron when he’s a huge Heat fan LOL dumbass

  • 130623

    Anyone who thinks lebron doesn’t deserve this should find another sport to follow!!!!!!!

  • Justin G.

    Cosign T-Ray. The guy must be a rookie poster or something not to know that about Eboy. That’s why I thought it was hilarious when Eboy cosigned ZOGS.

  • Kobester

    Dude could end up with more MVPs than MJ has before it’s all said and done. Say what you want about the dude and he’s an once in a life time talent.


    ^^^ Word ^^^ Bron tore this season up. BOE DOWN Beeehatches! !!!

  • Ranlygeorge

    This shit is a popularity contest. The true MVP’s are tony Parker, Kobe or K. Durrant. Dwade is the MVP on that team, hands down.

  • http://www.nba.com nbk

    I stink of gorilla juice all day. Errday.

  • http://hotmail.com Gangsta

    I thought it would be KD who’s more prolific than labronda.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Take LeBron away from the Heat and how good of a team are they still…they’d still be pretty damn good…I didn’t realize MVP = best stats award.

  • Kareem

    Other than scoring a few more points per game, KD did nothing better than Lebron this season. Lebron scored less but more efficiently. How’s his azz taste?

  • Kareem

    With the Heat’s weak azz bench they’d be under the Knicks without Lebron. Hei s their best offensive and defensive player, thus the Most Valuable Player. It’s not just about stats.

  • http://hotmail.com Gangsta

    Why the hell call labronda the king? no ring, no championship this iz what u call a king? go ahead with yo illusions suckaz. MJ iz the king.The GOAT.


    LeBron is the King of MVP’s, not rings.

  • 23

    take away lebron from the heat, then you gotta play wade more. so most likely his body would be breaking down at an even more alarming rate. so they wouldnt be in the top 3 in the east imo. plus the heat CANNOT SNIFF a championship without lebron. wade+bosh+chalmers doesnt exactly equal champs in my eyes. and wade cannot carry a team BY HIMSELF. PERIOD.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    @ 23 – they wouldn’t be a championship contender, but Wade + Bosh = top 4 seed in the east pretty easily. Best SG in the league + one of the best PF’s in the league with a solid defensive team around them is going to be quite good still.

  • Kareem

    Orange, that’s more than Melo will ever have. He’s a one dementional ball stopper who’ll never lead a team to even one ring. Lebron is getting his ring this year. Melo will be lucky if his overweight self can win a scoring title.

  • Fat Lever

    Well deserved He had a historic season and he does more things better than durant. What’s ironic is that the more awards he wins like this, the more pressure he has to prove his greatness(until he wins a title). Stats like he’s the only 3 time winner w/o a title are the reason.

  • Top$helf

    When Lebron retires all the haters gonna be like damn we shoulda took the time to appreciate his game cause that dude was great I despise Kobe but I respect his game and love his work ethic

  • Jono

    @Top$helf that’s the truth right there. People gotta just STFU and appreciate his game.

  • JoeMaMa

    Lebron is really good.

  • feez_22

    In the famous words of phil jackson during the 09 NBA playoffs: “How bout you give em some Fuggin Credit?”. Fact is this. Wade was decent in the reg season but his numbers clearly were down across the board. from 26ppg to 21ppg… Maybe it was a bout sacrifice. However, he was injured for a # of games and without him, the heat lost like 2 or 3 games. Thats out of 18 he missed. Give lebron credit. He was 27ppg on 53% on offense AND was the heat’s defensive anchor. People say that the heat would have been just as good without lebron… wtf are you smoking? They can hardly run offense with lebron off the court. Their defense is still good bc if yall watched the heat even sparingly before this season, they were top 2 or 3 i believe in opponent FG%. However, lebron played hard on both ends. & it was obvious. Good recipient. If KD won, i wouldn’t be mad. In reality, the race wasn’t that close but u know… haters like @bull22 gotta watch lebron rape his team while he has carlos boozer talking about being proud 2 be a reg season champ

  • jayrose

    I don’t like lebron but as a baller I respect his game. He is the best in the league no matter what anybody says. Its hard to defend him and he has a beasty game every night. Although I’m not a fan I respect and congratulate lebron.

  • dan

    this is a setup! i cant believe they didnt give it to scalabrine!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Don’t get me wrong, I think LeBron is the BEST player in the league, I just don’t know if you can call him the most valuable when he has two other superstars on his team.

  • A.

    So we’re considering Bosh a SUPERSTAR now? Or is that the case only to discredit LeBron? Because just last year people were saying how they were more a Big 2.5, but now he’s a SUPERSTAR? Got it. If we’re going with dumb reasons, then in that case, Durant doesn’t have a case either since his team is stacked as well. Take Kobe out also. Popovich’s brilliance and TD take Tony Parker out of the picture as well. We’re left with…CP3 I guess.
    Maaaannn, listen LeBron deserved this more than anyone out there. If you fail to see this then…I don’t know what to say to you. Now he just has to close the deal in the Finals. I’d love to see who people would put ahead of him and why.

  • White Mamba


  • 23

    I totally agree with A. ^^^^^^^^^^

  • Kareem

    Orange, at least he’s the king of something. What is Carmelo king of? Lebron is getting his ring this year. Melo has zero MVPs. Wayno: lebron is his team’s best defensive player and the best offensive player. The Heat are a good team, but not contenders without him. Plus they have no bench.

  • 23

    westbrook had a very similar season(if not better) than wade. harden is head and shoulders the BEST 6th man in the league. and the thunders big men are obviously better than mia’s. kd def had more help than lebron. and as great and phenomenal as parker is. its hard to credit the spurs success to only 1 perosn

  • feez_22

    @Wayno Lebron has 2 other superstars on his team? LMAO… Bosh wasn’t a superstar in toronto, wasn’t a superstar in the olympics and damn sure aint a superstar on the heat. 1 superstar (Wade) who didn’t play like a superstar this year and bosh (Solid all star). Not 2 superstars… Bosh… from overrated 0.5 of the big 2.5 to superstar to discredit lebron being MVP. Oh the hilarity. In fact, if your MVP candidate is kevin durant, I can make a legitimate case that the westbrook/harden 2/3 punch was just as effective as the wade/bosh 2/3 punch this year. Comparable #s & impact not to mention harden played 62 games & WB played 66. Wade played 49 & bosh played 57.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Do you remember the numbers Bosh was posting in Toronto? Do you think that maybe the hit to his statistics might have something to do with the fact that he plays with two ball dominating superstars? Come on now, Bosh was a straight up beast in Toronto, and he’s still capable of that type of production.

  • Kareem

    A: They don’t have people ahead of them cuz their opinion is based more on hate than facts. Ppl do anything to discredit him. I can at least respect an honest hater.

  • sadeye2507

    @ bull22 What’s a pork donut pusher??? And congrats LeBron

  • Pokemon Master Ash Your Mother


  • 23

    lebron, cp3 kd, d-will, kobe, rose, dirk, howard and wade are basically the SUPERSTARS of the league, and arguably carmelo.

  • A.

    Dude, there are a handful of superstars in the NBA. And Bosh is not one of them. Wasn’t in Toronto, and isn’t in MIA. Like feez_22 mentioned, he is a solid All-Star. A superstar should be able to dominate and make his presence felt no matter who he plays with. Bosh was thrust into the role of superstar in Toronto because…who else was there? But joining up with LBJ and DWade showed everyone that Bosh was not on the same planet as those two. But he is a solid All-Star, which is still awesome.
    Superstars, IMO, not only put up big numbers, but also lead their teams to wins deep into the Playoffs. To win the entire thing a great team is needed. But Bosh was never able to lead Toronto deep into the Playoffs. And that hurts him when it comes to being a Superstar. Same reason I don’t put Kevin Love as a Superstar. Great numbers, but it doesn’t translate to team success.
    All of that to say that saying LeBron shouldn’t be MVP because of his team is ridiculous. MVPs are usually the best players on the best teams. In that case, MJ didn’t deserve his, Magic, Bird, KAJ, Bill Russell… See how ridiculous that is?

  • 23

    once again, cosign A.
    this dude is on point today.

  • Exile

    1. I am not a fan, but no one can really deny this was a case of either Durant or LeBron and LeBron earned it. They had a great record without Wade and he really is doing what people thought he would. Rings will come, but this is about the season.
    2. Bosh is an all-star, but not a top 5 talent like the other two, but don’t discredit the effort and talent he brought to Toronto. He is a great player.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    What is a pork donut pusher? I’m not sure I want to know…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    jayrose, tell me how my @ss tastes.

  • PnoyVibe

    I don’t like him, but then again well deserved

  • iknowmybasketball

    by the haters’ logic, if u have no ring you are a BUM. 90% of the players in the NBA dont have rings. And im pretty sure u have to be good to play in the NBA?

  • GTK

    its his award to lose till he retires

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    I’m not being a hater first of all. I just said Bron is the best player in the league. I have mad respect for his game. I’m just saying that because he’s playing with the best SG in the league and at worst a borderline(there are you happy?)superstar in Bosh, he’s not AS important to his team as some of the other superstars in the league. He’s essential to thier championship hopes, but they’re still a top team in the east without him. Look at Chicago, D-Rose went down and they couldn’t even take Philly in a series. If I had to bet on Miami without LeBron vs. Philly I’d still pick Miami. (not a bulls fan btw, nor am I making a case for DRose for MVP THIS year). Again, I’m not hating on Bron, he’s amazing.

  • MAS

    I think he deserves it but does it mean he will get a ring at the end of the season? I don’t see it happening and if it does #3 will be the Finals MVP. That’s how I see it.

  • Trout

    Women lie, men lie numbers don’t. That being said when Wade went down the kid did step up a gear 18-1 without wade on the floor. It’s unfortunate that he didn’t have the same cast in a Cavs uni otherwise he would only have half the hate. Good luck to him but I still think he will crumble if he makes the finals but time will tell.

  • Kareem

    Mas is a hater.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Wayno you still have to define what you mean by “as important” – for instance, without him, Miami probably would be a 4 seed in the East at the very very best. So how important is more than 1 series of home court and the chance to actually win a championship (the thing everyone is repeatingly criticizing him about – actually winning it – he’s criticized for not winning the title- does anyone understand he’s the only player in the league everyone just expects to win a title every year?) rather than just making the playoffs with the chance to win a round? If you are saying making the playoffs is ALL that matters than of course LeBron is not the MVP. Then it’s Dwight. And there just isn’t even close to a discussion. But that’s never been the prevalent criteria do nobody really votes or argues that way.

  • Kas

    The best team (talent-wise) and 4th best record. This doesn’t add up. He’s still an unlikeable douche with an awkward game.

  • BostonBaller

    LBJ is a beast and you can’t deny that he was one of the top 3 players (MVP) worthy this year. I wanted KD to get it but I’m fine either way. I still think people are simply afraid to play against LBJ, they’d rather play D by reaching in and fouling instead of heads up D and fouling.

  • Jerome

    @Trout: There are three types of lies: Lies, Damn lies and Statistics.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    The hate for this man is mind boggling. He deserved it period. I’m no where near a huge LeBron fan but you have to give this man his props and if the Lakers don’t make it to the finals I’ll be pulling for him just so all the haters can go crawl under a rock.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    If KD played lock down defense he probably would’ve got it. I feel like that cornball Tony Parker should’ve gotten SERIOUS consideration for it tho. He doesn’t have half the talent or youth on his team that LeBron has, yet he led his team to the best record. He is a cornball tho…

  • http://slamonline BossTerry


  • Zoom

    Haters will hate, & say what you want but he deserved more than any player in the NBA!


    lebron is sexy and i wanna fu*k with him next to the MVP trophy

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Not MVP, Numbers Do Lie and its a shame, that the MEDIA feel they need to give him a MVP. Its a sad day with a Choker and Loser gets a MVP for asking to join another man team, he won a ring for and the Media act like it never happened. The media wrote stories about how they could not believe a player who won back 2 back MVP’s, team had the best record to straight years and he decides to leave to form SuperFriends. Media gives him a MVP trophy for it, now when other NBA superstars start joing teams in the same fashion as Lebron, I do not want to hear the MEDIA state its SAD. They the MEDIA just rewarded a man who went on national TV and stated he does not want the PRESSURE or HEAT of leading a team to a ring and trying to score 30 a game. WHAT HAS AMERICA COME TO?

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    The real MVP of the regular season was Tony Parker, check stats and his record with players missing. If Nash could get it and his Team did not have the best record in the NBA one of those years or both. Tony’s team had the best record and he was the DRIVING FORCE. He DESERVED IT!!

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  • 23

    @ O, you obviously saw 0 spurs games this season if you SERIOUSLY think that parkers team was lacking in talent, or that they do not have any YOUNG talent. green, blair, leonard… tony parker has the advantage of playing for BY FAR the best coach in the nba today.

  • http://deleted BRYANT BYNUM GASOL 24 17 16

    how big do you think lebron’s dic is on a scale of 1-small ot 10 massive

  • RKJ92

    @BRYANT BYNUM GASOL 24 17 16, 13? LOL

  • http://www.nyill.wordpress.com O

    @23, you right, i saw very few Spurs games. But are you saying Parker does or doesnt deserve MVP consideration? And @ BRYANT BYNUM GASOL, W…. T…. F?! Funny as hell tho. LOLOLOL…

  • 23

    Parker definitely deserves to be in the conversation, but the spurs have a deep and underrated bench. A lot of youth. Not to mention Duncan. Manu was injured a lot. But I just find it hard to give spurs individual credit I’d their name is not Duncan or Popovich. But Parker definitely balled out this year. But nobody was on lebrons level

  • 23

    Parker definitely deserves to be in the conversation, but the spurs have a deep and underrated bench. A lot of youth. Not to mention Duncan. Manu was injured a lot. But I just find it hard to give spurs individual credit I’d their name is not Duncan or Popovich. But Parker definitely balled out this year. But nobody was on lebrons level.. Durant broke out into a man on the court. But LeBron finished 4 in defensive poy voting. Rich other MVP candidate did tthat this year?

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    HAHAHAA @BBG 24 17 16

  • http://slamonline.com Mars

    Come hither all you haters. Best player ever, even without the rings. You know he could win it (MVP) every year but as you can see the test is us as witnesses where not everyone will embrace God Given talent when their hearts are filled with jealousy and envy. The truth hurts. Tony Parker had a great year and should have split the award with LeBron. Other than that, there are no arguments. Congrats LBJ. Told you so haters.

  • Clipptown

    This is sad, just sad

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    I am b@llsack all day

  • Zabbah

    I hate Lebron but for the next 8 years the title is his to lose. He’s that good.

  • http://slamonline.com KJ

    I don’t get the logic of some people here who say that “He’s playin with 2 superstars he doesn’t deserve it”. Take Kobe out of the Lakers they still make it to the playoffs. Same with KD and Parker. So by that logic, that means Dwight should be MVP? Don’t think so.

  • http://deleted BRYANT BYNUM GASOL 24 17 16

    RKJ92 tha’s a very good estimate. But I sure would like to suck on the real thing!

  • iknowmybasketball

    a person with nba knowledge would know lebron clearly won this award. if you think otherwise, please give detailed and factual statements. one liners dont cut it people. thanks.

  • guahan

    wow slam that is the picture you put up for his MVP achievement?? LOL what’s up with that??

  • Nashty

    KD deserve this award! DURANT was ROBBED.

  • Asgardian

    Durant got robbed!

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Durant was only robbed if you don’t know what your talking about.

  • http://slam kingaling

    Durant would have been a worthy winner, but this award was, and will be for a few years to come LeBron’s to lose. Hands down the best in the league. Anyone who says otherwise, find a new sport to follow, because you clearly have no interest in this one.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    I see what you’re saying NBK, but I guess I’m just not sold on the current criteria for MVP then. Most Valuable Player, to me, should be the player that a team absolutely could succeed without. Giving it to a dude who has 2 of the top 15 players in the league playing with him just irks me a little bit. Whatever though, just my opinion. I’m not really mad about it or anything.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    You could make a very solid argument that both Harden and Westbrook are top 15-20 players. That and Ibaka & Perkins are better than everyone on the Heat other than the big 3. LeBron led Miami in everything, PTS, RBS, AST, STLs, & FG%. There just is no arguing that, Durant doesn’t come close to that production for his team. Sh*t, nobody does that for their team. And LeBron does it despite having other great players taking shots and possessions. I don’t think people understand how crazy that is.