LeBron James To Be Named 2012 NBA MVP, According To Report

The 2012 NBA Playoffs are still rolling along, but the regular season awards continue to trickle out. One player in the hunt for a championship is about to receive the top prize in the league, according to a report.

Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports that, according to a source, LeBron James will be named the NBA MVP on Saturday.

This would be the third MVP award for James, who also took home the trophy in 2009 and 2010. His string of MVP awards was broken only by Chicago's Derrick Rose last year, who was plagued by injuries throughout the lockout-shortened 2011-12 NBA season, including a knee injury that knocked him out of the postseason after just one game.

While James' Miami Heat team is still dominating early in the playoffs, his team and his fans would certainly not argue about his impact on the league during the regular season. James averaged 27.1 points per game, 7.9 rebounds per game and 6.2 assists per game.

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