May 3, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh (1) high-fives small forward LeBron James (6) after scoring during the second half of game three in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Miami won 87-70. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

LeBron James to be named 2011-12 Most Valuable Player

May 6, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) looks to pass the ball against the New York Knicks during the first half of game four in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

LeBron James had yet another impressive season for the 46-20 Miami Heat.

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James was named the 2011-12 Most Valuable Player, according to a source close to James. It is LeBron’s third MVP award in the last four years.

LeBron finished the year with averages of 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.9 steals, 0.8 blocks, 53.1 FG%, 36.2 3P% and 77.1 FT%.

Delving further, LeBron posted career highs in true shooting percentage, rebounding percentage and his league leading 30.7 PER represents the third highest figure of his illustrious career, albeit one devoid of championship rings.

James’ Miami Heat will face the Indiana Pacers at the American Airlines Arena this Sunday (time unknown).

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