MIAMI Heat superstar LeBron James has been named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive year, and the 28-year-old did it in style.
James received 120 first-place votes from a possible 121 to claim the award for the fourth time.
He finished on 1207 points with Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant a distant second with 765.
New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, who won the scoring title, was third on 475 points and with the other first-place vote.
No player has ever been a unanimous winner, but James equalled Shaquille O'Neal, who also received all but one first-place vote when he was with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2001.
James, who averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocked shots a game in 76 appearances this season, his 10th in the NBA, joins legends Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Russell as MVP award winners at least four times in their careers.
The success made James the youngest player in NBA history to win a fourth regular season MVP award.
Abdul-Jabbar, a record six-time MVP award winner, won five by age 30.
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