LeBron James has been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player.
The MVP Award was announced on Sunday, with James receiving the honor for the first time after finishing his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
James said he was thrilled to receive the award and will be doing everything in his power to use it to help the city of Cleveland.
He also called the award “the biggest honor of my career” and thanked the Cavs organization for the opportunity.
The award is given to a player whose performance in the NBA Finals is equal to or greater than the sum of his accomplishments in the regular season, regular-season games and playoffs.
The Cavs are expected to be one of the league’s hottest teams heading into next season, as they will finish with a franchise-record 32-2 record.
The Cavaliers have the NBA record for most consecutive victories (29), which ties the record set by the San Antonio Spurs in 2016-17.
James has already earned a spot in the all-time team MVP standings.
The two-time MVP was selected first overall by the Cleveland Indians in 2007.
James, who turns 39 on Sunday night, has not won a playoff series since 2009 and has never finished in the top five in MVP voting in any season since the 2007-08 season.
The last time James won a Finals MVP award was in 2016.
James finished the regular-seasons with 1,827 points, which ranks second all-Time for players with more than 1,000 career points.
He also has more than 10,000 points in a season for the fourth-most all- time.
James leads the league with 1.739 career assists and leads the Cavs with 2,631 steals.
He has earned a career-high 4,732 rebounds.
James’ 1,400 assists are the most by a Cavaliers player in a single season since Magic Johnson in 1990-91.
James also has the fourth highest scoring average in NBA history at 30.2 points per game.
James has also led the league in assists per game for the third consecutive season.
James led the Cavs to the 2017 NBA Finals for the second straight year, becoming the first player in league history to do so.
He became the first active player to win a championship with two consecutive championships and was named to his first All-Star team.
He was also named to the NBA All-Defensive second team in 2017.
James averaged 23.7 points and 9.5 assists for the Cavaliers during the regular seasons and was the league leader in points in the playoffs for the fifth time in his career.
He scored in double figures in all six games of the Finals, including a playoff game with an impressive performance in Game 7.
James averaged 25.3 points and 11.9 assists during the postseason.