LeBron James Wins 3rd MVP Award
1 year ago
But will he win the title to go with it?
Heat forward LeBron James is the NBA's MVP for a third time, putting him alongside some of the game's all-time greats.
A source close to James confirmed to ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst that the Heat star won the award.
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 will 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.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league has not announced the results.
James is winning the award for the third time in four seasons. Only seven other players -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Moses Malone -- have at least three MVP trophies.
James said last week that while another MVP award "would be amazing and would be humbling," it's not what drives him.