Filed under: Stream NBA NBA awards: LeBron James wins MVP, as expected Contributors: SBNation.com Staff Share this story Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: NBA awards: LeBron James wins MVP, as expected Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email LeBron James took home the MVP award, finishing one vote short of unanimous victory. 19 Total Updates Since Apr 22, 2013, 10:16am EDT Follow this stream May 24, 2013 The strangest NBA award picks By Kevin Zimmerman The NBA, where Luke Babbitt receiving props happens. Here is a list of the strangest NBA award votes of the year. May 14, 2013 Lillard only unanimous All-Rookie selection By Jonathan Tjarks While Lillard was the only unanimous selection, Davis and Beal finished one point behind him in the voting, done by the NBA's coaches. May 9, 2013 Nuggets' Ujiri wins Exec of the Year in landslide By Jonathan Tjarks Ujiri finished with 8 first-place votes and 59 total points, more than double the runner-up, Gary Sacks of the LA Clippers. May 8, 2013 Karl named Coach of the Year By Jason Patt@Bulls_Jay Nuggets head coach George Karl has earned 2013 NBA Coach of the Year honors after leading Denver to 57 wins. May 6, 2013 Melo Voter and NBA award anonymity By Tom Ziller Credit the writer who picked 'Melo over LeBron for making his case in public. Now force every other voter to do the same. May 5, 2013 High praise By Mike Prada May 5, 2013 LeBron is MVP, one vote short of unanimous win By Mike Prada LeBron James has officially won the 2012-13 NBA Most Valuable Player award, finishing with 129 of the 130 first-place votes. A lone voter put Carmelo Anthony atop their ballot. May 3, 2013 LeBron to be named MVP Sunday? By Drew Garrison Is the NBA ready to name the MVP of the 2012-2013 season? According to a report, the league will make the announcement on Sunday in Miami. May 1, 2013 Lillard to be named Rookie of the Year By Jason Patt@Bulls_Jay Damian Lillard will become the fourth Blazer in history to win the award after averaging 19.0 points and leading the NBA in minutes played. April 26, 2013 LeBron is mad he didn't win DPOY By Tom Ziller LeBron James is assuredly going to be announced as the NBA MVP within the next week or so. But he's mad he only finished second for Defensive Player of the Year. Should he be? April 25, 2013 Manu thinks players are smarter than media By Andrew Sharp Manu Ginobili thinks players would do a better job voting for the defensive player of the year award. This is not a good idea. April 24, 2013 Gasol edges LeBron, Ibaka for DPOY By Satchel Price Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol edged out Miami's LeBron James and OKC's Serge Ibaka for 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors. April 23, 2013 Luke Babbitt Voter is a hero By Tom Ziller Let us all rally around the Luke Babbitt Voter, for he will lead us out of our NBA award quagmire. April 23, 2013 The season of J.R. By Paul Flannery J.R. Smith is the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year. We take a look back at his long, unique journey to this point. April 23, 2013 George blows out Vasquez, Sanders for MIP By Rodger Sherman Paul George carried the voting for the Most Improved Player award after setting career-highs across the board, with Greivis Vasquez and Larry Sanders well in the rear-view mirror in second and third. April 23, 2013 Paul George to be named Most Improved Player By Rodger Sherman With Danny Granger gone, Paul George stepped up and became the Pacers' best offensive option while helping shut teams down defensively. His breakout year earned him the Most Improved Player Award. April 22, 2013 Smith edges Crawford, Babbitt in Sixth Man voting By Satchel Price J.R. Smith edged Jamal Crawford and a host of other players who received votes for this year's Sixth Man Award. Including Portland's Luke Babbitt, for some reason. April 22, 2013 Gasol will be Defensive Player of the Year By Satchel Price After anchoring one of the game's great defenses, Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol will reportedly be named 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. April 22, 2013 Smith to be named 6th Man of Year By Jason Patt@Bulls_Jay J.R. Smith will reportedly be named the Sixth Man of the Year after averaging a career-high 18.1 points for the Knicks this season.