LeBron James Is MVP, Right? Then Start Playing Like One

May 13th, 2010 by Ahaviah Bessemer Leave a reply »
It would have been a disgrace for the NBA had LeBron James not won his second consecutive MVP this season. The player who set historic overall stats, and lead his team to the best regular season record: He's a shoe-in. But apart from the trophy and car, how much is the award worth?

Mere moments after the final buzzer sounded in game five of the Cavs-Celtics series, the talk about the King having played his "last game in Cleveland" began in earnest.

Sure, it's too early to write off the Cavs, and it's never wise to pay too much attention to the 'hot topic de jour', but what was expected to be a relatively easy series for LeBron & Co. has become an uphill struggle from here on out.

Following Boston's game two blowout, the focus went immediately to the health of James' elbow. Even before the commentators had finished churning out their stream of authoritative medical diagnoses, Number 23 proceeded to confound the 'experts' with his brilliant game three performance.

After taking a close one in game four, Boston followed it with another 120-88 blowout—now known as "The LeBacle" and the worst Cleveland playoff loss in franchise hi ...

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