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LeBron Wins MVP in Landslide

But he hints at exit from Cleveland

(Newser) - LeBron James became the 10th player in NBA history to win two consecutive MVP awards yesterday, in a landslide vote that surprised pretty much no one. The Cavaliers forward earned 116 of 123 possible first place votes, and like last year accepted the award in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.... More »

LeBron Celebrates MVP at Hometown Gym

(Newser) - LeBron James accepted his MVP trophy today at his Akron high school gym, telling a packed house that he "never dreamed about being MVP, but if I said I didn't enjoy this award I'd be lying to you," the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. A crowd of students... More »

Kobe, Lakers Beat Jazz; Take 2-0 Series Lead

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant had 34 points, eight rebounds and six assists after receiving his first MVP award, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 120-110 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals. The Lakers remain the NBA's only unbeaten team in the postseason.... More »

Bryant Named MVP

Kobe led Lakers to West's best record

(Newser) - Finally, an MVP award for Kobe Bryant. Regarded as the NBA's best player for several years but never its most valuable, Bryant earned the honor at last after leading the Los Angeles Lakers to the best record in the Western Conference. He called the award a blessing and an honor... More »

MVP or Not, There's Drama in LA

Hard to believe Bryant wanted a trade this time last year

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant is set to receive the NBA's MVP trophy tomorrow night, capping off what’s been a strange season for the always-mercurial Lakers guard, Mark Heisler writes in the Los Angeles Times. This season, after all, began with Bryant coming perilously close to leaving the team; it’s a... More »

Kobe Will Be MVP

NBA to make official announcement next week

(Newser) - It’s not official yet, but sources tell the Los Angeles Times that Kobe Bryant will be named this year’s MVP in a ceremony next week. The prize, decided by sports reporters and broadcasters, will be a first for Bryant, who was second in scoring this season but boosted... More »

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