NBA MVP 2012: LeBron James Should Receive League’s Top Honors

May 5th, 2012 by Sam Quinn Leave a reply »
LeBron James is one of the most polarizing players of the last decade. You either love him or you hate him.

Most fans outside of South Beach would prefer to see the 2012 NBA MVP trophy go to anybody but James.

Unfortunately for those fans, the league's top honor must go to Bron Bron this season.

In a lockout-shortened season, James only missed four games. Three of those were through the last four games of the season, as Erik Spoelstra decided to give him some rest.

This season, James averaged 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.9 steals per game.

According to, James has a simple rating of plus-18.7, 3.8 points higher than the second-place finisher, Chris Paul.

The simple rating is a production measure for a player's own stats versus the counterpart player on the other team while he is on the court.

This is basically a wins above replacement rating, comparing James' production to the other players in the league at his position. Going by that rating, there's simply no way that James won't be awarded the third MVP trophy of his career.

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