Monday , Feb , 04 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

LeBron James Top All Star Dog?

The case sure seems compelling. When LeBron James plays, the Cavs are 12 games over .500 this season. When he sits, they are 0-6. He leads the NBA in scoring and, more importantly, in fourth-quarter scoring. He’s averaging career highs in assists, rebounds and field goal percentage.He’s developing a killer instinct – his supposed biggest flaw, listening to national pundits – and doing it right before everyone’s eyes as he’s led the Cavs to 18 fourth-quarter comeback wins so far this season.

Not to mention, in a departure from seasons past, he and the Cavs have been dynamite when they’ve been on national television. They’ve won the last six games they’ve played on TNT, ESPN or ABC. Those performances have featured James flatly outplaying competitors like Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan, to name a few.So this very well could be the year that James gets his first Most Valuable Player Award, right? After all, no one can compete with his stats and his profile has never been higher.Um, no, at least not at this point.[Click here for more from the Akron Beacon Journal.->]