LeBron James Wins 3rd MVP Award, Acceptance Speech Shows His Growth

May 12th, 2012 by Holly MacKenzie Leave a reply »
On Saturday afternoon, LeBron James was presented with his third MVP award in four years.

He might not have the championships yet, but he has proven three times over that he is the best player in this league of brilliant players. The championships will almost certainly come eventually, though. 

When James was awarded his third Most Valuable Player award in the eighth year of his NBA career, the topic of conversation wasn't about his body of work; it was about the hardware he can't stop thinking about. The accomplishment that remains unchecked on his to-do list. 

James is thankful for his MVP award, but he'd like a championship, please.

In a departure from the usual confident but reserved responses, James spoke openly about his burning desire to get a ring. 

He didn't mince words, either.

Via the Associated Press, here's how James wrapped up his speech:

"Heat nation, we have a bigger goal," James said. "This is very overwhelming to me as an individual award. But this is not the award I want, ultimately. I want that championship. That's all that matters to me."

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