Updated NBA MVP Odds: LeBron James Silencing His Competition

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Updated NBA MVP Odds: LeBron James Silencing His Competition
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Since the start of February, LeBron James has rendered the 2013 NBA MVP debate all but irrelevant.

Despite Kevin Durant exploding for his best-ever season and Chris Paul leading the Los Angeles Clippers to their best-ever year, the MVP race is already over.

At this point, it's only a question of who'll finish second behind James.

James has every portion of the typical MVP candidate resume covered. If he didn't already have the award locked up with his insane per-game statistics (26.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 7.3 assists) or his league-leading PER of 31.0, the Miami Heat's current 27-game win streak should do the trick.

He's the league's best player on the league's most dominant team, and he's left all challengers to his MVP throne in his dust.

To be featured as a leading MVP candidate here, a player must either be the undisputed best player on his team, one of the league leaders in a major statistical category or on one of the squads with the best records in the league.

Can anyone prevent James from taking home his fourth MVP award in five years? Find out here if it's even possible with fewer than 15 games left in the 2012-13 season.

Note: Statistics and records are current through games played on March 24, except where otherwise noted. Last week's rankings here.

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