A Year By Year Look At LeBron James
2008-2009 LeBron James
James really started stepping up his play in the third season of his contract, the 2008-2009 season. James made his first All-Defensive team and finished second in the Defensive Player of the Year award. He had a career high 93 blocks, and led the Cavs in all five major statistical categories. He led the Cavs to a franchise record of 66-16 and into the playoffs and in the process, earned his first MVP award. The Cavs swept the Pistons and the Hawks but ended up losing to the Magic in six games in the Conference Finals.