Long Live The King: LeBron James Leads Early MVP Conversation

December 16th, 2009 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
Last season, in his sixth year in the NBA, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James won his first NBA MVP by averaging 27.6 pts, 7.6 rebs and 7.2 asts per game, and by leading his team to a 66-win season and the Eastern Conference finals.

This year, he could be even better.  

And with that, James leads the early list of MVP candidates in the 2009-'10 season.

While the Cavs matched their home loss total from last season (two) within the first nine days of this season, James shouldn't be blamed for the Cavs' early struggles.

In fact, James has, once again, single-handedly kept the Cavs relevant in the East with his unbelievable play night-in and night-out.

He's lead the team in scoring in all but three games this year (and tied with point guard Mo Williams in two other games).  But James certainly isn't a one-trick pony, despite his incredible acumen for scoring; he'll crush a team on the glass and with dimes too.  

LeBron has also lead the Cavs in assists in all but five games this season (and tied with Williams three other times).

Throw in the fact that he's been the team's highest rebounder in ...

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