James is king of November

Tim Legler announces his awards for the month of November and LeBron James is his MVP.

Originally Published: December 1, 2005
By Tim Legler | ESPN Insider
One month of the 2005-06 NBA season is in the books and it's time to take a look at the best and worst the league had to offer in the month of November. So, let's get right to the awards presentations. And remember, it's fun to step out of the box and be unconventional every once in awhile. Some of my choices may surprise you.


LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers: He has put up huge numbers in the past, but James' impact on the outcome of games has never been greater. The three areas he needed to improve upon after his sophomore campaign were perimeter shooting, defense, and leadership and he's addressed all three this season. His numbers (28.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 4.5 apg) are MVP-worthy, but his true greatness lies n his ability to make believers out of his teammates. They now buy into the fact that they are a legitimate contender (10-4) in large part to having No. 23 on their side every night. If the Cavs can avoid repeating the last two seasons and prevent a late season meltdown, LeBron may be taking home the MVP that truly matters.


Point Guard
Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers

Tim Legler

NBA studio analyst
Former NBA player Tim Legler joined ESPN in 2000 as a studio analyst for ESPNEWS. Legler also appears regularly as an analyst of ESPN2's NBA Fastbreak. Legler played for five NBA teams -- the Suns, Jazz, Warriors, Mavericks and Wizards.