Lake Show Life: NBA Awards

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Other players receiving votes: Kobe Bryant (1)

– See description of each vote below –

May 13, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) holds the MVP trophy before game two of the second round of the 2012 NBA playoffs game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals against he Indiana Pacers of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Fern Rea: Lebron James

He wins every argument you can possibly make for the NBA MVP award. He’s the best player on the best team in the NBA. If you are a stat junkie, he ranks fourth in the league in scoring at 26.8 points, pulls in 8 rebounds and dishes out 7.3 assists per game. But most remarkably, he is shooting at an astonishing 56.6 percent a clip from the field as a perimeter player . He is the undeniable leader of his team that dominated the regular season. The MVP this year is Lebron James and everyone else is a distant second.

Caleb Cottrell: Lebron James

There is no reason LeBron shouldn’t win unanimously. He is having an amazing season, maybe one of the best seasons ever. He has also lead his team to a league-high 66-16 record, which included an incredible 27-game win streak. Also, while Lebron has been a monster on offense, he has also been incredible on defense. Being able to guard all five positions, one could even argue James is the best defender in the league. LeBron James is the MVP. Period.

Skyler Gilbert: Lebron James

Who else? King James has led Miami to the best record in the NBA, including an unbelievable performance shooting the basketball. While jump-shooting was once a liability for Lebron, it is no longer. He boasts a field goal percentage of 57 (unreal for a perimeter player) and a three-point percentage of 41. When you combine that scoring ability with his incredible passing, solid rebounding, and outstanding perimeter defense, he’s undoubtedly the most valuable player in basketball.

Chris Shellcroft: Kobe Bryant

Of course I’m going to say KB24. Beyond my obligation as a myopic Laker fan you just can’t ignore how truly amazing his season was. Forget the stats. Watch the game tape and explain how an NBA legend changes his game in the middle of his 17th season without missing a beat? Forget the team record argument too. If Doc Rivers can win coach of the year with 41 wins then Kobe can get an MVP for a team with 45 Ws.

Daniel Nicks: Lebron James

This is all but set in stone and has been for quite some time now. Enjoy the show ladies and gentlemen, you’re all witnessing greatness.

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