UNANIMOUS: LeBron gets all the NBA Finals MVP votes

BY Connor Kiesel • June 20, 2016

Stephen Curry earned the NBA's regular season MVP award by a unanimous vote -- the first time that happened in league history.

But it was LeBron James who got the last laugh when it came to league's biggest stage.

James received all 11 votes from the panel of media voters, which included: Steve Aschburner, NBA.com; Howard Beck, Bleacher Report; Ken Berger, CBSSports.com; Hubie Brown, ESPN Radio; Davide Chinellato, La Gazzetta dello Sport; Chris Haynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group; Zach Lowe, ESPN.com; Rachel Nichols, ESPN; Marcus Thompson, Bay Area News Group; Jeff Van Gundy, ABC TV; Jeff Zillgitt, USA Today.

In 2015, James received four votes despite the Cavs losing the Finals to the Warriors. The ultimate winner, Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, earned seven.

James has now won three NBA championships and was named the MVP of each of those Finals series.

The Cavs star averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 2.6 steals and 2.3 blocks in the 2016 Finals. The last three games of the series were some of the King's finest.

With the Cavs' backs against the wall, James and Kyrie Irving took over Game 5 in Oakland, becoming the first duo to combine for 40 points each. Back in Cleveland for Game 6, James scored 41 again with 11 assists and 8 rebounds. Then, in the decisive Game 7, all James did was put up a triple-double: 27 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists.

 



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