LeBron James
In a stellar season LeBron James won both NBA regular season MVP and NBA Finals MVP awards. Behind his play, Miami Heat finished with a franchise and league 66-16 record. It was James’ fourth regular season MVP award in the last five years. He fell just one vote short of being the first player in NBA history to win the award unanimously.
Shaquille O’Neal also came up one vote short in 1999/2000. In the decisive last game against San Antonio in the Finals, he scored 37, tying the record for most points in an NBA Finals game seven. He was Finals MVP for the second straight season, averaging 25.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 6.6 assists.
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