Houston’s James Harden wins NBA MVP over LeBron James

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After leading the league in scoring and guiding his team to an NBA-best 65 wins during the regular season, Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the 2017-18 season. Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams won the Sixth Man Award and Indiana's Victor Oladipo was honored as the league's Most Improved Player. That was a guarantee given the three finalists: Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid and New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis.

Russell Westbrook was named MVP ahead of the Houston star a year ago and Harden, 28, was taking nothing for granted despite being expected to land the award for the first time.

Harden joined Michael Jordan as the only players to average at least 30 points, eight assists, five rebounds, and 1.7 steals.

Harden becomes the third ever Rocket to claim the award following Moses Malone (1979 and 1982) and Hakeem Olajuwon (1994). "I'll see y'all next year!"

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz in the Adidas Dame 4. James was able to lead the Cavaliers to the Finals for the fourth straight season despite only having the fourth seed in the East.

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James Harden is the frontrunner for the MVP award. James finished second with 738 points and 15 first-place votes, while Davis was third with 445 points and no first-place votes.

He averaged 27.5 points on 54.2 percent from the field to go with a career-high 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds while playing all 82 games. Harden will look to defend the award next season.

He was sacked by the Raptors in May following their second consecutive second-round loss to the Cavs. Casey also coached the Eastern Conference in this year's All-Star Game.

Speaking to reporters after he accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday in Santa Monica, Robertson spoke at length when asked about how his generation of players were engaged in social activism and if he is proud to see some of today's stars and the National Basketball Association try to better the community.

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