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Roundtable: Who is the 2009-10 MVP?

Originally Published: April 13, 2010
By   | ESPN.com

LeBron JamesDoug Pensinger/Getty ImagesLeBron took his game to new heights this season, soaring above the rest of the field in the MVP race.

It wasn't even close. In a poll of ESPN experts, LeBron James was the unanimous pick for the MVP award, giving him back-to-back trophies here. Check out the breakdown below.

The tally

LeBron James: 90 points (18-first place votes)
Kevin Durant: 55 (6 second-place votes, 7 third, 5 fourth)
Dwight Howard: 46 (5 second-place votes, 4 third, 6 fourth, 2 fifth)
Kobe Bryant: 40 (5 second-place votes, 3 third, 4 fourth, 3 fifth)
Dwyane Wade: 20 (2 second-place votes, 2 third, 1 fourth, 4 fifth)
Carmelo Anthony: 10 (1 third-place vote, 2 fourth, 3 fifth)
Dirk Nowitzki: 5 (5 fifth-place votes)
Deron Williams: 3 (1 third-place vote)
Steve Nash: 1 (1 fifth-place vote)

Five points awarded for first-place votes, four points for second place, and so on.

The ballots


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