6 May 2013

LeBron named MVP again

11:33 am on 6 May 2013

The Miami Heat forward LeBron James has been named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for this season.

It is the fourth time in five years that the 28-year-old James has won North American basketball's most prestigious individual award, elevating him among the sport's greatest players.

Only four other players - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain - have won the trophy at least four times.

Abdul-Jabbar holds the record for six MVP wins, one ahead of Jordan and Russell and two in front of Chamberlain and now James.

James, who twice won the award with the Cleveland Cavaliers before moving to Miami, averaged 26.8 points, 8 rebounds and 7.3 assists during the 2012-13 regular season, where the Heat finished with the best record in the NBA.