4 May 2013

ESPN says James to be named NBA MVP

3:23 pm on 4 May 2013

ESPN is reporting that the Miami Heat star LeBron James will on Monday be named the National Basketball Association's Most Valuable Player.

If James does win the accolade it'll be the second year in a row and the fourth time in five seasons.

A 120-member media panel votes to determine the MVP award winner.

Known as "King James", the Heat forward won his first NBA crown last year. Miami have advanced to the second round of this year's playoffs by sweeping Milwaukee. The Heat will play the winner of Sunday's Brooklyn-Chicago game in round two.