LeBron James has picked up the award for the NBA’s Eastern Conference player of the month, despite the Miami Heat superstar not once being presented with one of the league’s weekly prizes in February.
LeBron may not have been the stand out star of any particular week last month, but his overall performance as Miami Heat posted 10 wins from 11 games ensured he was afforded the the conference’s top honour.
The reigning MVP averaged 30.8 points per game, the second most in the East and more than Western winner Blake Griffin, along with 8.1 rebounds and 6.7 assists.
LeBron was only the second player, after NBA icon Wilt Chamberlain did so in 1966, to average over 30 points, eight rebounds and six assists while also shooting 57.5 percent from the field in a calendar month.
It was the 12th time in LeBron’s four seasons in Miami with the Heat that he was named the best player of the month, and he did so on this occasion despite missing a game with a broken nose.