Miami Heat’s LeBron James (right) chats with his son LeBron James Jr.,7, after accepting the NBA MVP trophy on Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Miami, Florida. The award comes to James for the third time in his career, making him the eighth player in NBA history to receive the honor three times.
During his acceptance of the award LeBron did not fail to recognize his teammates and family. “This is a team game and I wouldn’t be receiving what I’ve received in the past and now in the present without my teammates and without my family and friends who’ve helped me to this point,” Lebron said. “Even though it’s an individual award, I always go back to my teammates. I always go back to my friends and my family. No one can do it alone.”
Although he knows that his team relies heavily on him to deliver, James believes that his two sons depend on him more to give 100% on the court. LeBron states,” I see my two sons, I do what I do and I try to perform at the highest level every night, and a big part of the reason is those guys. I don’t want to let them down.” In not wanting to let them down, LeBron is passionate about gaining a championship this year saying, “I want that championship. That’s all that matters to me. I’d give all three [MVP awards] back for an NBA championship. It’s all I care about. It’s all I know.”
James became engaged to high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson on December 31, 2012. The couple have two children together.
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