LeBron James wins third MVP

James accepted his third NBA MVP award Saturday, May 12, making him the eighth player in league history to win that many.

Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game One

MIAMI, FL - MAY 13: Forward Lebron James #6 of the Miami Heat receives the Most Valuable Player Trophy prior to playing against the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2012 at the American Airines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game One

MIAMI, FL - MAY 13: Forward Lebron James #6 (C) of the Miami Heat receives the Most Valuable Player Trophy from Commissioner of the NBA David Stern (L) prior to playing against the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2012 at the American Airines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game One

MIAMI, FL - MAY 13: Forward Lebron James #6 of the Miami Heat receives the Most Valuable Player Trophy prior to playing against the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2012 at the American Airines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game One

MIAMI, FL - MAY 13: Forward Lebron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives against Forward danny Granger #33 of the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 13, 2012 at the American Airines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

LeBron James poses after having accepted the NBA MVP trophy, Saturday, May 12, 2012 in Miami. Calling the honor "overwhelming" but pointing to a "bigger goal," James on Saturday became the eighth player in NBA history to win the MVP award three times. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Miami Heat's LeBron James, right, chats with his son LeBron James Jr. after having accepted the NBA MVP trophy, Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Miami. Calling the honor "overwhelming" but pointing to a "bigger goal," James on Saturday became the eighth player in NBA history to win the MVP award three times. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Surrounded by teammates, Miami Heat's LeBron James speaks after having accepted the NBA MVP trophy, Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Miami. Calling the honor "overwhelming" but pointing to a "bigger goal," James on Saturday became the eighth player in NBA history to win the MVP award three times. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) dunks the ball against Houston Rockets forward Chase Budinger (10) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Miami. James had 32 points and eight rebounds as the Heat won 97-88. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Miami Heat forward LeBron James goes up for a shot against Charlotte Bobcats forward Reggie Williams (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, April 13, 2012 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) goes up for a shot against New Jersey Nets' Shelden Williams, left, and Gerald Green (14) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 16, 2012, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

New York Knicks v Miami Heat - Game Five

MIAMI, FL - MAY 09: Forward LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat shoots against the New York Knicks in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 9, 2012 at the American Airines Arena in Miami, Florida. Miami defeated the Knicks 106-94 to advance to the next round four games to one. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)