LeBron James is The Great Mambino's Most Valuable Player for 2012.
Let's all deal with the reality that LeBron is the best player in the game today. He has yet to exercise his postseason 4th quarter demons, but such a limitation is merely a blip on the radar when compared with the faults of his superstar peers. 27 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block a game only START the conversation. His numbers are more spectacular than ever: he's shooting a career-high 53% from the field and a career-high 36% from downtown.
His advanced metrics are even further off the charts. Even with a usage rate of almost 32%, King James places in the top 10 in the following categories:
-Win Shares (his 4th consecutive 1st place finish)
-Offensive Win Shares (2nd)
-Defensive Win Shares (2nd)
-Effective Field Goal Percentage (7th)
-Defensive Rating (7th)
-Offensive Rating (8th)
-True Shooting Percentage (8th)
So what more is there left to say?
Nothing, really. LeBron James may have to prove to the world that he can win an NBA title, but as far as the regular season goes, there is no player more valuable to his team. So, for your enjoyment, a compilation of 2012 NBA clips featuring The King (not you, Curtis):
But just in case you wanted to know who our MVP runners-up were, they go like this:
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
3. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
4. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
5. Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves
And so comes the end of our 2012 NBA Mambinos. In case you missed it, check out our other winners:
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