LeBron James is officially the NBA’s best player this year.
Earlier today, James was named the league’s 2008-09 Most Valuable Player. James had the press conference announcement at his old high school of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio.
It is going to be some scene in Cleveland tomorrow when the top-seeded Cavaliers open their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the fourth-seeded Atlanta Hawks at Quicken Loans Arena.
NBA commissioner David Stern will be in town to present James the MVP trophy.
In following James these last four years since I started working in Erie, he always gives off this calm demeanor.
He’ll likely do the same before Tuesday’s game, but trust me, James will have butterflies bigger than sledgehammers in his stomach.
Having that moment in which you’re holding the trophy before your hometown fans and receiving a standing ovation that is sure to last at least five minutes will tingle even the calmest individual.
There’s no way to prepare for that moment.