LeBron James Named NBA MVP Second Year in a Row

A procession of expensive oversized vehicles, filled with well-paid oversize basketball players, lined up and curled around, forming a semi-circle.

Shaquille O'Neal emerged from a large black Diesel truck; Antawn Jamison in a pewter Range Rover. But the hundreds of fans, some of whom had camped out overnight, standing outside of James A. Rhodes Arena at the University of Akron didn't react with boisterous applause until a sleek, black Maybach Zeppelin with beige trim slowly pulled up.

Thousands of fans, scores of them wearing LeBron James jerseys, chanted "M-V-P! M-V-P!'' every chance they got. Hundreds of friends, family members and sponsors turned out to show their support for the world's greatest basketball player. And the superstar himself spoke of Akron as if it were some sort of utopia, declaring his commitment to the place nearly half a dozen times.