LeBron James Chasing Fifth MVP Award

LeBron JamesA three-peat is not the only goal on The King’s checklist. LeBron James, who has won 4 of the last 5 Most Valuable Player of the Regular Season awards, is pursuing his 5th MVP honor. According to onlinebetting, LeBron James is the early prediction to win the award.

James averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game during the 2012-13 NBA season. This time around, LeBron claims to have improved in every facet of his game. ”I got better,” said James. ”I’m a better basketball player than I was last year, in every aspect.” His main concern is to improve his consistency at the charity stripe. “Eighty percent is the goal,” James said. “Hopefully what I’ve been able to do in the offseason can translate to the game. I’m very focused on it and it’s something that I want to improve, but we’ll see what happens.”

LeBron James has won 4 season MVP awards, two Finals MVP awards, lead the league in scoring once, made the All-NBA First Team 7 times, All-NBA Second Team 2 times, All-Defensive First Team 5 times, and won the Rookie of the Year award in 2003-04.

With a healthy Dwyane Wade and the additions of Greg Oden, Michael Beasley and Roger Mason Jr., the Miami Heat are arguably the best they have ever been. NBA fans should expect to see this franchise break some records during the 2013-14 NBA season. Ray Allen will be another factor for the Miami Heat. “I’ve always prided myself throughout the years in coming back in great shape, burning myself out conditioning wise, running the treadmill, riding my bike, finding different ways to push myself,” said Allen. “And never have I added the nutrition part of this…The recovery for me now is so much more important, now that I’ve gotten older. I’ve learned how to manage my body from an eating standpoint. And I’ve always done it, but now I realize there’s another level.” According to Allen, he has slimmed down, has not eaten pizza all year, and has put on more muscle than his recent years. It seems like Pat Riley and the Heat are ready for a three-peat.

(Via Hoops-Nation.com)

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