LeBron James Wins Best NBA Player at 2017 ESPYS

With your support and votes, LeBron James won Best NBA Player at the 2017 ESPYS hosted by Peyton Manning on July 12.

The award marks the 14th time that The King has won an ESPY and the fifth time he has been named the NBA’s best player by ESPN.

In the 2016-17 campaign, James became the first player in NBA history to average at least 26.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists while shooting .540 or better from the field in a single season. James, who was selected as a 2017 NBA All-Star and All-NBA First Team selection, set career highs in RPG (8.6), APG (8.7), double-doubles (42) and triple-doubles (13). He also had a strong 2017 Playoffs after averaging a team-high 32.8 points (2nd among all 2017 Playoff players) on .565 shooting from the field (career-high .411 3FG%), 9.1 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 1.94 steals and 1.28 blocks in 41.3 minutes per game. He became the first player to play in seven straight NBA Finals since the 1960s Celtics, while also passing Michael Jordan (5,987 PTS) as the NBA’s all-time playoff leader in scoring with 6,163 points. Against the Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals, James became the first NBA player to average a triple-double in the Finals (33.6 points, .564 FG%, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists).

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