LeBron James Could Join Elite Company of NBA Players With At Least Four MVPs If He Wins Award This Year (Photos)

LeBron JamesLeBron James, unsurprisingly, is one of the top candidates to bring home the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award this season.

James is averaging 26.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game as the Heat have won 24 straight games, and look to extend that streak Friday against Detroit. James has already won three MVP awards so far, but adding a fourth would put King James in an elite class alongside some of the game’s greatest.

James is tied with Magic JohnsonLarry Bird, and Moses Malone with three NBA MVPs each. Adding a fourth would match him with Wilt Chamberlain for the third-most all time and put him one behind Michael Jordan and Bill Russell.

Jordan’s total of five MVPs is second to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s six. James is only 28 years old, and if he stays healthy stands a good chance of surpassing Abdul-Jabbar’s mark.

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