LeBron James named NBA Finals MVP for second straight year
Updated: 2013-06-21 16:46
Miami Heat's LeBron James sits between the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy and the Bill Russell MVP Trophy (L) as he speaks to the media after his team defeated the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 to clinch the NBA Finals basketball playoff in Miami, Florida, June 20, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]
NBA finals Most Valuable Player LeBron James
LeBron James was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2013 National Basketball Association Finals on Thursday.
Born: Dec 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio (age 28)
Height: six feet eight inches, 250 lbs (113 kilograms)
Drafted first overall by Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003
Named NBA rookie of the year in 2004
Nine-time NBA All-Star (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). Twice named MVP in All-Star game (2006, 2008)
NBA scoring champion in 2008, making him the first Cavalier to lead the league in scoring
Won NBA Championships with Miami in 2012 and 2013 after previously losing in the final with Cleveland (2007) and Miami (2011)
Was named MVP of the NBA finals in 2012 and 2013
Four-time winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
James is one of just five players to have won the MVP award at least four times. The others are: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (six times), Michael Jordan (five), Bill Russell (five) and Wilt Chamberlain (four).