LeBron James Named 2012 NBA Finals MVP

To the surprise of no one, LeBron James was named the 2012 NBA Finals MVP after the Heat's impressive Game 5 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. James was simply dominant throughout the playoffs and the Finals, earning a unanimous nomination for the Bill Russell MVP Trophy. The 2012 regular season MVP closed out the Finals with a triple-double performance in Game 5, scoring 26 points, dishing 13 assists, and grabbing 11 rebounds.

LeBron was the unquestioned leader throughout the 2012 Playoffs, and while six players hit double figures in Game 5, it was James that carried them there and then facilitated the offense throughout the clincher. James spoke on the podium after he was presented the trophy, and simply exclaimed, "It's about damn time!"

Stick with this StoryStream for all your news throughout the 2012 NBA Finals. For more on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. For the opponent's perspective throughout the series, visit Welcome To Loud City and SB Nation Kansas City. For all your Finals analysis, visitSB Nation's NBA hub.

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