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Via Marcel Mutoni at SlamOnline:

LeBron is set to become just the second player to win four MVPs in a five-year span (the other being Bill Russell). Per Fox Sports: “Anytime I’m mentioned with the greatest players to play the game or people period, it is a wow factor because I grew up and studied those guys and watched those guys, and a few of those guys were my inspiration growing up,” James said. [...] The Heat (60-16), who reached 60 wins in a season for just the second time in team history, are resting players down the stretch as they have the NBA’s top overall seed all but locked up. Sitting out Saturday were guard Dwyane Wade, who missed a fourth straight game due to a sore ankle and knee, and center Chris Bosh, who had a sore knee. It remains to be seen what the final victory total will be by Miami, which is one shy of equaling the team record for wins set when the 1996-97 Heat went 61-21. But the MVP race is over. “If I’m fortunate enough to do that, it would be an unbelievable feat,” James said. “I know where I’ve come from, a small city in Akron, Ohio, and what I’ve built over the years. And I would give a lot of credit like I always do to my teammates and coaches that I had before I got to the NBA and how that allows me to do things that I do on the floor. We got a long way to go before those votes are in, but if I am awarded that award then I’m excited about it again and very humbled and very blessed about it.”