AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- LeBron James is the NBA's Chosen One.
Unstoppable at both ends of the floor this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers' star claimed MVP honors on Monday, the league announced on its Web site. James was to receive the award in the high school gym where he first made his name.
James received 109 of a possible 121 first-place votes to easily outdistance Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers. James totaled 1,172 points in balloting by media members in the U.S. and Canada.
Bryant, last year's winner, got two first-place votes and finished with 698 points. Miami guard Dwyane Wade was third with 680 points and was named first on seven ballots. Orlando center Dwight Howard (328) was fourth followed by New Orleans guard Chris Paul (192).