LeBron James continues to defy age, winning the NBA In-Season Tournament MVP title

It seemed that LeBron James would not have any new titles to conquer, but today, he just pocketed two titles at once with the Los Angeles Lakers at the NBA In-Season Tournament.

After winning the championship with Anthony Davis and his teammates with a 123-109 victory in the final, LeBron James was named MVP, becoming the best player of the In-Season Tournament.

LeBron James and the NBA In-Season Tournament MVP title

The tournament’s executive committee member, Mr. Adam Silver, personally presented the trophy to James, not forgetting to joke that “this is just a trophy, it doesn’t come with a new team”.

Mr. Silver’s share implies that LeBron is actively lobbying to own a new NBA team in Las Vegas. This is also where the semi-finals and finals of the NBA In-Season Tournament took place.

“Actually, I don’t think about the MVP title, what’s more important is how our team stands closer together, more united to win the championship trophy,” LeBron James shared after receiving the title. MVP.

LeBron James averaged 26.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game at the NBA In-Season Tournament, making a major contribution to helping the Lakers win the championship.

“This is the first In-Season Tournament and there will be many years to come, when records will be broken, the numbers will be bigger and more impressive.

But the most special thing is still being the first person and the first team to win the championship. We are the first champions of this tournament and no one will be able to change that.

I am very grateful to be able to lift this trophy in the colors of the most traditional football team in the tournament, with my brothers who are funny but also extremely fiery and enthusiastic every time they play,” James added later. the first trophy he has since winning the 2020 championship in the ‘Orlando bubble’.

This is the first title that the Lakers have won since winning the NBA championship in the “Orlando bubble” in 2020.

In 7 matches at the NBA In-Season Tournament alone, the king and the Los Angeles Lakers have an undefeated record, including the final victory over the Indiana Pacers this morning (December 10).

Individually, LeBron James averages 26.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game. In particular, he scored 30 points (9-12 FG) in 23 minutes in the semi-finals and had a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds in the final, closing out the MVP title.

The runner-up in the race was Tyrese Haliburton, a young defender playing on the other side of LeBron’s front line in the championship match. Experts say that if the Pacers win, Haliburton will definitely become the best player in the In-Season Tournament.

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