LOS ANGELES, California – LeBron James has helped propel his new team, the Miami Heat, to the top of the NBA with the help of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. In the NBA All-Star Game for the first time not representing the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron ventured to Sony’s PlayStation Players Lounge next to the Staples Center in Los Angeles to check out the newest video games. The Eastern Conference All-Star talks about his love for EA Sports Madden NFL 11 in this exclusive video interview.
Last year in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium, James was a starter for the Eastern Conference at the NBA All-Star Game and tallied 25 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals in 32:28 minutes in front of the world’s largest basketball audience.
Last season, James started all 76 games in which he appeared for the Cavaliers and averaged 29.7 points (.503 FG%, .767 FT%), 8.6 assists, 7.3 rebounds, 1.64 steals, 1.01 blocks and 39.0 minutes. He won his second consecutive NBA MVP Award, earned First Team All-NBA honors and was an NBA All-Defensive First Team selection. James was a four-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month (November, December, January and February) and a six-time NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week (weeks ending Nov. 22, Dec. 27, Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and Feb. 28).
He recorded career highs in field goal percentage, three-point field goals attempted and assists. James became the first NBA forward to average more than 8.0 assists per game and became just one of three players at 6’8” or taller to average eight assists for a season joining Wilt Chamberlain (1967-68) and Magic Johnson (11 times). He led the league in road scoring (31.0 ppg), averaging more than 30 points on the road for the third straight year. He also topped the league in second half scoring (14.9 ppg) and fourth quarter scoring (8.0 ppg). He scored at least 20 points in the second half of an NBA-best 19 games and at least 10 points in the fourth quarter a league-high 27 times.
LeBron topped the league in plus/minus total at +650 and plus/minus ratio per game at +8.6…in addition to leading the league in triple-doubles, he also ranked among the league leaders in scoring average (2nd), assists per game (6th) and steals per game (9th). He was the only player among the league’s top five in scoring to shoot at least 50 percent from the floor.
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John Gaudiosi has been covering videogames for the past 20 years for outlets like The Washington Post, CNET, Wired Magazine and CBS.com. He has focused on the convergence of entertainment and videogames for outlets like Video Business, Home Media Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Gamerlive.TV and is also a freelance game columnist for Reuters and writes for outlets like Forbes.com, NVISION, Official PlayStation Magazine, EGM Now, Geek Monthly, PrimaGames.com, and Yahoo! Games. John also serves as the video game expert for NBC in Washington D.C. and has produced videogame documentaries for The History Channel and Starz Entertainment. John was named one of the Top 50 Game Journalists in the world by Next-Gen.biz in 2007. He is the co-author of Scholastic Books' How to Get into Videogames, Prima Publishing's Madden: Twenty Years of Videogame Football and Electronic Arts: The Official History.