Miami Heat All-Star forward LeBron James will be announced as the winner of the NBA MVP Award on Saturday, according to a report that was published on “NBA.com” Friday night. The report states that a source who is aware of the results of the voting, said that the 27-year-old forward will be named as the MVP on Saturday and that he will be presented with the trophy just before the start of the first game of the Eastern Conference semi-final series between the Heat and the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. This will be the third time that James has won the award, having won it his last two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009 and 2010.
The forward played in 62 games in the regular season for Miami and helped them to the second best record in the East as they finished the campaign with a mark of 46-20. James averaged 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.8 blocks per contest this past season and according to teammate Dwyane Wade, took on more of a leadership role in his second season with the team. The forward has acknowledged that he has had a better mindset this season than in the previous campaign; as he was under a constant barrage of criticism last year for his decision to leave Cleveland after seven years and sign as a Free Agent with the Heat.