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LeBron James already a lock for MVP?

  • Jim Racalto


 Is LeBron James again a lock to be the MVP this season?

From what we’ve witnessed so far, it seems that way. After guiding the Miami Heat to the title in 2012 (the first of his career), James was rightly awarded the regular season MVP award. He averaged 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game, while shooting a career-best 53.1 percent from the floor. It seemed like LeBron finally figured out how to run things in South Beach. Instead of taking wild shots and more threes, he’s starting to dominate in the post and use his excellent post-game to go to work.

Nothing’s changed this season. LeBron is off to another ridiculous season, having averaged 23.9 points, 10.0 rebounds and 6.1 assists. He’s shooting 55.0 percent from the field overall and an insane 52.0 percent from three. Really, the only thing King James could be doing better is shooting free throws (just 64.9 percent from the charity stripe so far). With LeBron pulling the strings, the Heat have jumped out to a 6-2 start and are averaging an NBA-best 105.5 points per game.

Still only 27 years old, we are watching one of the game’s all-time greats in his prime. He’s a lock to win at least a few more titles if he keeps playing the way he is. The pressure is off of his shoulders and he can simply go out there and do what he loves doing. Better than anyone else, we might add.

Considering how dominant he’s been, LeBron and the Heat should be hoisting that trophy at season’s end, and don’t be surprised to see them as one of the more successful ATS teams with your NBA picks  throughout the season. Miami is going to demolish quite a few teams this year and some of these lines may not be high enough.

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