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Heat’s LeBron James Wins Third NBA Most Valuable Player Award

May 12, 2012

Miami Heat forward LeBron James won the National Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player award for the third time.

James, 27, finished third in the NBA in scoring this season with an average of 27.1 points per game, and was fourth in steals and 13th in assists.

“Less than 10 years ago I had dreams of being in the NBA and putting on an NBA uniform,” the nine-year veteran said at a news conference broadcast on the league’s website. “I never dreamt about being an NBA Most Valuable Player. It’s overwhelming.”

James won his first two MVP awards with the Cleveland Cavaliers before moving to the Heat as a free agent for the 2010-11 season. He’s the eighth player to receive the honor at least three times.

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