LeBron James named as one of three finalists for 2018 NBA MVP

LeBron James named as one of three finalists for 2018 NBA MVP

LeBron James named as one of three finalists for 2018 NBA MVP

On Wednesday evening the National Basketball Association revealed their finalists for their annual slate of individual regular season awards.

James is joined by Houston's James Harden and New Orleans' Anthony Davis as the other two finalists. Harden is considered a near-lock to win his first MVP award, after finishing as runner-up in 2015 and 2017. Pictured: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers high fives teammates before Game Two of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on May 15, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Tatum averaged 13.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.0 steals. And he raised his level of play after fellow all-star DeMarcus Cousins went down to an Achilles injury.

Rockets center Clint Capela was named a finalist for Most Improved Player alongside Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo and Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie.

The finalists in all categories were determined by voting by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell is one of three finalists for the Rookie of the Year award, along with Rudy Gobert for Defensive Player of the Year and Quin Snyder for Coach of the Year.

James was named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month four times during the year and has now won the award 38 times in his career.

The NBA released the list of nominees for its year-end awards, which will be given out on Monday, June 25 in the second annual televised awards show on TNT.

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