Friday , Mar , 20 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Kevin McHale: LeBron James Is my MVP

Minnesota Coach Kevin McHale said he hasn’t paid any attention to the MVP race, and that if he had a ballot in front of him, James’ name would be in the first position.

Told he’d have to list five on a ballot, McHale cracked: "I just voted for LeBron four more times.

"(Paul) is a very good player who has done a lot for his team," McHale said. "Any time you talk about top players, they carry a lot of weight for the team. It’s always been that way. If they don’t perform, the team doesn’t perform. That’s the way it’s always been in this league. I think if you take LeBron off Cleveland, you’d find out there’d probably be a hair different team."