James and Webber earn NBA monthly honors
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Cleveland Cavaliers guard LeBron James and
Sacramento Kings forward Chris Webber have been named the NBA Players of the
Month for January.
James captured the award for the Eastern Conference with a stellar month that
included averages of 26.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 8.5 assists. He became
the youngest player, at 20 years and 20 days, to record a triple-double when
he posted 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 107-101 win over Portland
on January 19. Just three days later he added another triple-double against
Webber garnered Western Conference honors by averaging 22.5 points and 10.3
rebounds. He registered eight double-doubles for the month, scored at least 20
points in nine games and led the Kings to a 12-4 record for January.
Other nominees for the awards included Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, who won it for
December; San Antonio’s Tim Duncan; Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett; Detroit’s
Richard Hamilton; New Jersey’s Vince Carter; and Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson,