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LeBron James is the best player in the NBA, he's the best player we've seen in many, many years (sorry Kobe fans) and could be the closest thing to Jordan we've seen since His Airness retired.
James had a season for the ages in 2012, winning the regular season and NBA Finals MVP trophies, the NBA championship and an Olympic gold medal with Team USA at the London Games.
It was an action-packed year, but one that LeBron made his own as he simply dominated his matchup night in, night out. He didn't choke come playoff time. In fact, he buried the tired old joke of his struggles in the clutch after he blew the Boston Celtics out of the water with a 45-point explosion in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
LeBron has a big season to live up to, but as he is in his physical prime, who would put it past him having yet another season for the ages?