There are a few other players who, given their contributions to their teams, should at least get consideration for a couple votes:
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers: The Clippers have slumped since losing Chauncey Billups for the season, but it's of no fault to Paul, who is averaging 19.5 ppg and 8.6 apg.
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat: D. Wade may get overshadowed at times by the constant attention given to LeBron, but "Flash" is putting together a solid all-around season in his own right, putting up 22.9 ppg, 4.8 apg, 4.9 rpg and shooting 50 percent from the field.
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder: Westbrook may indeed be a gunner, but his shot selection has improved this season as his role in OKC has shifted a bit from setting up his teammates to being more of a scorer in a mold similar to D. Wade. Westbrook is averaging 24.2 ppg, 5.5 apg and 4.5 rpg, but he still needs to work on cutting down on his turnover rate and deferring to Durant when needed.
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic: Now that the trade deadline has come and gone with Dwight still in Orlando, the attention can shift from "will he stay" to "wow, the Magic have actually won a lot of games." D. Howard is anchoring the middle for the Magic with 21.1 ppg, 2.2 blocks and a league-leading 14.7 rpg, but his 49 percent from the charity stripe leaves much to be desired.