He dignifies his name and dominates the league as the Noble King of basketball, which is why to think a noble award belongs to someone other than the King is a misguided deed. Though this was the tightest MVP race in recent memory with caliber players such as Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade, it was still easier to realize and predict this year’s Most Valuable Player. From the start, constantly his name was mentioned around the league, including nicknames that are fittingly MVP prototype.

Now was that hard. Um no! Hint: His nicknames are King James and the Chosen One. And since arriving to the league he has been the Chosen One in Cleveland, the superstar anointed, the superstar that removed miserable lethargy and restored a positive foundation on the Cavs' hardwood. Since arriving, his presence transformed the Cavs into a legitimate contender, and a threat in the Eastern Conference. As James civilized a powerful culture, which hasn't been seen for years, he also assembled and transcended rejuvenation in a quiet and unhappy sports town.

But ever since the King entered the royal court of Quicken Loans Arena, promise transpired as the league’s most preeminence superstar dazzled. That's not all. He's finally anointed as one of Cleveland’s finest NBA players, with an award bigger than the game for the time being and an award handed to clearly the league’s most dominant player. James was named this year’s Most Valuable Player, becoming the first Cavalier to hoist stainless steel and youngest to accomplish such an astonishing award in NBA history.

Indeed, he’s the Chosen One, the deserving one after an overwhelmed season. He led the Cavaliers to a season-best and franchise-best 66 wins, and led the league in triple-doubles. There never was a night LeBron would leave the court, without double-doubles, triple-doubles or even empty handed. In such a superb season, you could argue that the award should have been given to Wade, Bryant or even Chauncey Billups. Yes, all of them had brilliant seasons by leading their teams to the playoffs. But the advantages merely goes to the King, who proves worthy of royalty in not only leading the Cavs to another level, but putting teammates first, which aided James’ accolade.

See, Wade threatened the MVP candidates with leadership and poise, and even by guiding the Heat to the playoffs. But there clearly weren't enough contributions going around, to match James’ well-rounded significance as Wade managed to take matters into his own hands, scoring 50-plus points on multiple nights. In the meantime, James settled for a triple-double or an epic performance anywhere, entertaining spectators witnessing NBA’s main attraction. Of course, the runner-up was Kobe Bryant, a mastery guard as proficient as James and it may not be long before learning who's truly the next best player, if the Cavaliers plays the Lakers in the NBA Finals, an intriguing newborn rivalry most look forward to witnessing.

Thus, inkling to which player has the upper hand will unleash exclusive evidence, once the winner is decided in June. Until then, James has the upper hand, since he's arguably the greatest athlete on the planet and might be the best since Michael Jordan. At 24, he’s already stacking one trophy on his shelve, as it took Kobe much of his career before receiving his first.

For some time, Wade was considered to be the MVP, but it was obvious that James’ season was more dominate, partly for serving as a distributor with a soild supporting cast as Wade provided consistent shot-making and less player contributions. It wasn’t enough to earn MVP, finishing third place as Kobe finished second. The King's splendid season overshadowed Wade and Kobe, compiling 109 votes of 121 first-place votes. And what better place than to return to an amiable high school where supporters and fanatics cheered on LeBron, at a school where his career started before emerging as NBA’s most dominant force and global icon. He returned to his old high school gym in Akron, Ohio to receive his honorable statue, six years removed from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School where he received his diploma and was back for another honoring moment.

During his ceremony, it brought out the colors to what may have eulogized him with the special prize prematurely. Much of it has to do with James’ maturity. Not long ago, he turned 24 years of age, but acts as if he’s a wise mid-30 year-old man. Much of it has to do with his unselfishness, opting to pass to teammates before launching a shot. Much of it has to do with his leadership, able to carry the Cavs on his shoulders in the regular-season. And much of it has to do with his inspiring speech at the ceremony. The generous James gave thanks to everyone in attendance, without leaving anyone out. He gave thanks to his mother, Gloria James, a single-mother who sacrificed raising him into the respectful man he turned into. He gave thanks to his girlfriend and mother of his two children, Savannah Brinson. And lastly his teammates were beckoned to the stage to receive flip cameras for being a terrific supporting cast the entire season. Not too many players are that thoughtful of their teammates, but LeBron thought of everyone and failed to neglect anyone.

In Cleveland, they believe in him, they admire his game and witnesses of a longtime superstar in the league. As James continues to emerge into a catalyst among the league, there’s a legitimate chance that he could win multiple MVP awards and championship rings, all as a Cavalier. If he chooses to re-sign and not hitchhike for New York where the fans are heavily imploring for LeBron as their main attraction and first priority in offering a contract when he becomes a free-agent in 2010, he could be the hometown hero, a franchise superstar engraving a memorable legacy. The Knicks' fans idolize him, and he’s a perfect blend in Mike D’Antoni’s up-tempo system.

But if LeBron leads the Cavs to a title this year, departing his hometown for the Knicks is unimaginable. The good citizens, heavily admires and praises James in which it was his dream to play in a Cavs uniform, earning that chance when the Cavs drafted him with the first overall pick in the 2003 draft. And since playing with the Cavs, not only has James converted into a legitimate threat, but a savvy playmaker similar to the legendary Magic Johnson. There’s not a day that progresses without him making his teammates better, which uplifts the supporting cast. Now since he's the high-marketed athlete, James sells more shoes than anyone else, including TV advertisements, like the State Forum commercial where he’s jiving to the music in what appears to be at a parking structure. Guess he’s the Chosen One.

Now, James is aiming to hoist the preeminent trophy in June. And if the Cavs fail to win the big one this year, James' individual awards are meaningless. After named MVP, he still has much to prove by winning a title this summer.

Indeed, he’s the Chosen One, selected first overall. He earns popularity by dominating and advertizing, and received the MVP award at a young age. It doesn’t get any better than that.

He’s the Chosen One.


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