November 22, 2006 5:16pm CST
Cleveland, OH - The King has been named the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week. In four games during the week, James led the Cavaliers to a 3-1 record by averaging 29.5 points on .513 shooting, 6.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists. He ranked second among Eastern Conference players in total points (118) and third in scoring average. James has now won the award nine times in his career. (Once this season, five times last season and on three occassions during the 2004-05 campaign.) He led or tied for the team lead in scoring in each of the four games during the week and scored at least 29 points in each of the Cavaliers' three wins. He scored 22 of his game-high 32 points in the second half against Portland on Nov. 15 and posted 37 points, nine rebounds and six assists in Cleveland's win over Minnesota on Nov. 17. Cleveland's 7-3 record this season puts them in a tie atop the Eastern Conference standings with the Orlando Magic. The Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki was named the Western Conference Player of the Week. Other nominees for Eastern Conference Player of the Week were Detroit's Richard Hamilton and Orlando's Dwight Howard. how do you feel about Lebron James?
• United States
30 Dec 06
Thanks for best response, even if mine was the only response. I am so impressed with this young man though. He is the next Michael Jordan, only he is playing for our team and he only plays basketball professionally. Michael Jordan was like the new Bo... he knows many sports; ) I believe Lebron is much younger than Mike was, which says a lot for his talent!
• United States
12 Mar 07
It's really hard to say that Lebron is not the best overall player in the League but i dont think he is the MVP. MVP includes how well his team would do without him. I think he is second in this race next to the Phoenix Sun's point guard Steve Nash. Dirk is also in the running for MVP this year too but if he left his team would still do pretty well without him. If steve nash were to leave the suns they would be hurt SEVERELY and the same with the Cavs. But i do think that the Suns would suffer a little more because they just dont have that leadership and experience steve nash brings to the table. i think he may win it once again this year... Threepete.