Miami Heat forward LeBron James accepted his third MVP award on Saturday afternoon but made it clear he's only thinking about a championship at this point.
The quest for LBJ's first championship continues today when the Miami heat host the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. While James ran away with the MVP vote and teammate Dwyane Wade garnered some fourth and fifth place votes, the Indiana Pacers, not surprisingly, had no players with even one 5th place vote.
The Pacers have been more valuable this year playing as a team, locked in together at both ends creating a positive sum greater than the individual parts. This afternoon we will start to find out just how valuable the Pacers can be a team unit.
Check out the links after the jump.
- Countdown to Tipoff : Game 1 Pacers vs. Heat 120512 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS
- Pacers, at least, say playoff series vs. Heat is even | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Kravitz: Mavericks showed how to defeat the Heat | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Indiana Pacers: Chemistry, brotherhood fuel this team | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers series: Star-power vs. team function - Miami Heat - MiamiHerald.com
- Pacers-Heat Preview - AP
- LeBron's image got a facelift on Saturday - Heat Check
- Miami Heat: LeBron James wins another MVP but what he wants is a ring - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
- After MVP ceremony, it's Game 1 for Pacers-Heat - AP
- Video: "Nervous" LeBron James accepts third MVP award | ProBasketballTalk
- A look at the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, from your pal | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
- ‘Deep Thoughts’ and Cheap Thoughts: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
- Miami Heat fortunate to bypass Amare Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer, Joe Johnson in 2010 NBA free agency. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
- Series Preview, Part 3: Indiana Must Dominate the 3rd Quarter to Beat the Heat | Eight Points, Nine Seconds
- LeBron James accepts MVP award - Peninsula is Mightier