In what was a foregone conclusion all season, leaked Friday and made official on Sunday, Miami Heat forward LeBron James was named the 2012-13 NBA MVP.

It was the fourth time in his 10-year career that James has won the award, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (six MVPs), Michael Jordan (five), Bill Russell (five) and Wilt Chamberlain (four) as the only players to win MVP at least four times.

"I'm a historian of the game. I know these guys paved the way for myself and the rest of us who are now active. It's very humbling," James said on Saturday.

James did not lead the league in any major category, but he led the league in all-around play, averaging 26.8 points, eight rebounds and 7.3 assists while shooting a career-high 56.5% from the field. He is the only player in NBA history, according to basketball-reference, to average at least 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and shot at least 56% from the field.

He also averaged 1.7 steals and shot a career-high 40.3% on three-pointers, leading the Heat to the league's best record at 66-16.