LeBron James will be named the Most Valuable Player of the 2012-2013 NBA season, according to a report from Michael Wallace of ESPN. The announcement is expected to come on Sunday.
James will win his second-straight MVP award, as well as winning the award for the fourth time in five seasons. The Heat ended the season with a league-best 66-16 record. In the process they strung together 27-straight wins, good for the second-longest winning streak in NBA history.
James averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 7.3 assists. He also shot career-best percentages from the field (56 percent) and beyond the arc (40 percent). The league's MVP from last season improved this season, and the announcement due on Sunday has felt like a foregone conclusion.
James and the Miami Heat have been resting in the meantime after sweeping the Milwaukee Bucks in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. They will face either the Brooklyn Nets or Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference semifinals.