5 Things LeBron James Must Do to Stay Atop the NBA in 2012-13

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5 Things LeBron James Must Do to Stay Atop the NBA in 2012-13
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LeBron James earned his current position atop the NBA universe last season. We tried handing him that title for a few years prior, but he never actually broke through. 

Last season he did, however, going wire to wire as the league's MVP and capping that off with an NBA championship. He elevated his game in the postseason and now has a new ring in his jewelry rotation because of it.

As the 2012-13 campaign gets underway, James is showing no signs of slowing down.

But in order to stay atop the NBA this season, he has to keep playing like the league's best player. He doesn't necessarily have to win his fourth MVP award, but his name must remain in that conversation.

LeBron will also need to carry over his fourth-quarter dominance from a season ago and continue to excel as the Miami Heat's primary option offensively.

This, of course, along with winning his second NBA championship.

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