Lebron James won his 4th MVP award and joined the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain, the only other players to win the award at least four times. He’s already been dubbed the greatest basketball player in the world by many and still continues to improve when we think he can’t get any better. So what’s his ceiling? Read more after the jump.
“He doesn’t — you can see him — rest on his greatness,” Wade said. “He continues to work at it. That’s what makes him special. He leaves nothing to chance.”
“I don’t know my ceiling,” James said. “I don’t stop trying to improve my game — just like today, being in here with Rio and Ray, the last guys to leave the court. I want to continue to maximize what I have.”
A healthy James keeps improving, and the consensus among the Heat and their opponents is that this season was his best yet. He averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists while shooting a career-best 56 percent for a team that won a league-high 66 games, including 27 in a row.
That’s after leading Miami to the 2011-12 NBA championship and then helping the U.S. win a gold medal at the London Olympics.
“We tell our organization and our fans, ‘Don’t take this for granted,’” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He’s a once-in-a-generation player, and you knew it when he came into the league. There are No. 1 draft picks, and then there are No. 1 generational draft picks that are heads and shoulders above everybody else. They don’t come around very often.”