NBA, Miami HEAT schedule Sunday press conference to announce LeBron James as MVP

USA TODAY Sports

The NBA and the Miami HEAT announce an important press conference for Sunday, May 5 2013 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in which LeBron James will be crowned MVP again.

The NBA and the Miami HEAT jointly released a short but sweet press release detailing a "major announcement" to be made on the arena floor of AmericanAirlines Arena on Sunday at 2:30 PM.

LeBron James will be officially the 2013 NBA Most Valuable Player, his second consecutive MVP trophy and his fourth in five NBA seasons.

Last year a virtually identical press release was issued on May 11, 2012 for a press conference the next day at AA Arena in which the superstar won his third MVP trophy. As was the case last year, NBA Commissioner David Stern is expected to be on-hand for the award presentation.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has six MVP trophies while Michael Jordan and Bill Russell are tied for second place with five. LeBron now stands ahead of Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Moses Malone with three apiece.

The King finished second in Defensive Player of the Year behind Marc Gasol, possibly as a result of garnering so many MVP votes. James averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.7 steals and a block in 76 games in his 10th season in the league. James won the Eastern Conference Player of the Month award five straight times during an NBA season, becoming the first NBA player to do so. He shot career-record percentages from the field (.565) and 3-point range (.406) and was also in the top 10 in scoring, assists, minutes, steals and field-goal percentage, as well as top 30 overall in the league for 3-point percentage and rebounds.

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