Not one, not two, not three, but four! Yes LeBron James, which this shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of you, has been named this seasons MVP. King James has been voted Most Valuable Player for the forth time in his career, and for the second season in a role in the last 5 years. Check what ESPN had to say
"The Heat are scheduling an awards presentation Sunday, and James also will be presented the MVP trophy by NBA commissioner David Stern at AmericanAirlines Arena at the start of their second-round series next week in Miami.
The Heat, who have been idle for a week, swept their first-round playoff series against Milwaukee and will face either Chicago or Brooklyn in the conference semifinals, starting Monday. The Bulls and Nets play Game 7 of their first-round series Saturday in Brooklyn.
James has said for weeks that he would be honored to be mentioned alongside Jordan, Chamberlain, Abdul-Jabbar and Russell in MVP recognition. But James said Friday that he's more focused on the playoffs and helping the Heat defend their title.
"He's earned it," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after Friday's practice. "He's having an even more historic season than he's had the last two years. Most people probably didn't think he could go to a higher level after last season, yet he reinvented himself to show that he could. Our pinch-ourselves moment was when we signed him. But since we've had him, we don't take him for granted."
James averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.7 steals and one block in 76 games in his 10th season in the league. He shot career-best percentages from the field (.565) and 3-point range (.406) and ranked in the top 10 in scoring, assists, steals and field-goal percentage among those who played in at least 70 games this season."
LeBron will join the like of NBA greats Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Wilt Chamberlain who all have four MVP’s each. Congrats to LeBron because he put a lot of work in this season! Check the full story here.
Our new "Big 3" talk about the highs & lows between games four and five, and the uncertainty surrounding game 6. After a few days removed from Saturday's triple overtime thriller, listen in to see if we can provide proper (and coherent) perspective on the Bulls epic comeback. Also, is Thursday night a must win for the Bulls? Will this be our last recording during the season? Could/should the offseason feature a blockbuster deal for Kevin Love? Find out our thoughts on all this and more in episode 42 of the Bulls Show.
While the site was down this week, The Bulls Show launched their latest as Mitch & Nillz bring you "Grit & Guts". Note that it was recorded right after Game 2 the other night so keep that in mind as you press play for some breakdown of the Bulls-Nets 1st round playoff series. Game 3 is ongoing at post time so be sure to follow them on Twitter (@TheBullsShow & @MitchDontLie) for live game updates and hilarious tweets. This episode was a great one that not only touched on Bulls-Nets, Kirk Hinrich's "grit" and Joakim Noah's "guts", but also the ongoing D-Rose D-Rama and a great analysis of poor front office management. "Grit & Guts" not only features the stylings of Mitch & Nillz but also special guest, winner of The Bulls Show fantasy league, and a "tastemaker" homie of GWHH — Eugene (who needs a cool nickname). I enjoyed Euge's thoughtful commentary to the 3-man weave, how Mitch & Nillz constantly ripped on him, and the personal shoutout as well!
Mitch & Nillz welcome to the show Bulls beat writer and insider Chris Cason of Examiner.com. Chris dishes on the controversy surrounding Joakim Noah's benching and the emergence of Jimmy Butler from Saturday night's loss to Memphis. Listen in as Chris also shares his insight on this Bulls season, including the team's playoff chances and the timetable of Derrick Rose's return.
Here is the first look at this year's All-Star jerseys, as the NBA and adidas are about to go heavy with the promotion for next month's mid-season exhibition in Houston. Per usual with adidas, there are some intricate details in the design that takes inspiration from the subject:
Designed by adidas, the 2013 NBA All-Star uniforms were inspired by Houston’s rich aeronautical history and the speed of the jet planes that dot its skies. The uniforms’ eye-catching impact camo pattern evokes the world’s fastest fleet of aircraft with the classic silhouette of a basketball net.
I love how direct to the subject that adidas gets their ideas. What do you all think of the threads? I rock with these, especially compared to all-star jerseys of the past few years. Plus, I love when the name of the player is under the number, as seen in one more detail below. As for the game itself, the All-Star starters will be announced tomorrow night on TNT!