LeBron James came close to winning another NBA MVP this season, but fell short to Stephen Curry in the voting. But he's already in a prestigious category.
James has won MVP awards with two different teams, a feat only done by 10 men in the four major sports. Here's the list:
Multi-Team MVPs In Major Sports
LeBron James: Cleveland Cavaliers (2008-09, 2009-10)
James led the Cavaliers with 28.4 points per game and finished second to Dwayne Wade in the scoring race. He added 7.6 rebounds and 7.2 assists to that total, giving him the upperhand over Wade. He followed with a second consecutive MVP with 29.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.6 rebounds per game in 2010.
LeBron James: Miami Heat (2011-12, 2012-13)
James's third MVP came with Miami in 2012 when he averaged 27.1 points, putting him third behind Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant. That number went down to 26.8 in 2013, but he shot better than 40 percent from 3-point range and contributed a career-high eight rebounds a game to help the Heat win a second straight NBA title.
Moses Malone: Houston Rockets (1978-79, 1981-82)
Malone averaged 24.8 points and 17.6 rebounds to cruise to his first MVP in 1979. He dropped a career-high 31.1 points in 1982, along with 14.7 rebounds to help Houston finish sixth in the Western Conference.
Moses Malone: Philadelphia 76ers (1982-83)
Malone propelled the 76ers to the NBA championship in 1983, with averages of 24.5 points and 15.3 rebounds. He also won Finals MVP to top of his first championship.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Milwaukee Bucks (1970-71, 1971-72, 1973-74)
Abdul-Jabaar reached career highs in scoring in 1971 and 1972, averaging 31.7 and 34.8 points, respectively. He also hauled in more than 16 rebounds both years. Not to mention, he also won with 30 points and 14 rebounds per game in 1974.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Los Angeles Lakers (1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80)
Abdul-Jabbar won two MVPs in his first two seasons in Los Angeles, averaging 27.7 and 26.2 pointsin those seasons. He tallied a career-high in rebounds with 16.9 per game in 1976.
Wilt Chamberlain: Philadelphia Warriors (1959-60)
Chamberlin broke onto the NBA scene, winning the MVP in his rookie season. He averaged 37.6 points and 27 rebounds.
Wilt Chamberlain: Philadelphia 76ers (1966-68)
Chamberlin reached his peak with the 76ers, winning three straight MVP awards. He averaged more than 23 rebounds all three years and scored 33.5 points in 1966. He led the 76ers to the NBA championship in 1967.
Mark Messier: Edmonton Oilers (1989-90)
Messier won his first Hart trophy in 1990, scoring 48 goals and adding a career-high 84 assists to help the Oilers win the 1990 Stanley Cup. He beat Ray Bourque by two votes, the narrowest margin in NHL history at the time.
Mark Messier: New York Rangers (1991-92)
Messier tallied 35 goals and 72 assists, along with a plus-31 rating to lead the Rangers to the President’s Trophy. However, the Rangers fell to the eventual champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs.
Wayne Gretzky: Edmonton Oilers (1980-87)
Gretzky won eight straight Hart trophies, holding his grip on the game all the while. He scored 543 goals and had 977 assists in the span. The Oilers won three Stanley Cup titles in that span. Edmonton captured a fourth cup in the 1987-88 season, but Mario Lemieux ended Gretzky's MVP streak.
Wayne Gretzky: Los Angeles Kings (1988-89)
In his first season with the Kings, Gretzky burst out for 54 goals and 114 assists. He also had a plus-15. As a bonus, the Kings beat his old team, the Oilers, in the playoffs.
Alex Rodriguez: Texas Rangers (2003)
Rodriguez continued his torrid home run pace with 47 of them in 2003, leading the league. He added 118 RBIs while batting .298 and slugging .600.
Alex Rodriguez: New York Yankees (2005, 2007)
In his second year with the Yankees, Rodriguez led the league with 48 home runs and contributed 130 RBI. He batted .321, which led him to the top of categories like slugging percentage (.610) and OPS (1.031). In 2007, Rodriguez topped all of those numbers, hitting 54 home runs, knocking in 156 runs with a .645 slugging percentage and a 1.067 OPS.
Barry Bonds: Pittsburgh Pirates (1990, 1992)
Bonds hit 33 home runs and tallied 114 RBI to help the Pirates to the playoffs. He batted .301 and stole 52 bases along the way. In 1992, he batted .311 with 34 home runs and 103 RBI.
Barry Bonds: San Francisco Giants (1993, 2001-2004)
Bonds hit 46 home runs and knocked in 123 runs in his first season with the Giants in 1993. However, he’ll be known more for his 209 home runs and 438 RBI in a four-year span that elicited four MVPs.
Frank Robinson: Cincinnati Reds (1961)
Robinson led the Reds with 37 home runs and 124 RBIs, slugging .611 for the year.
Frank Robinson: Baltimore Orioles (1966)
Robinson belted a career-high 49 home runs and drove in 122 runs to lead the Orioles to the 1966 World Series title. He also led the league in batting average (.316) and on base percentage (.410).
Peyton Manning: Indianapolis Colts (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009)
In 2003, Manning completed 379 passes for 4,267 yards, 29 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions. He stepped it up in 2004, throwing for 4,557 yards and a league-leading 49 touchdowns. He led the league in QBR in 2008 and 2009, posting numbers of 79.34 and 82.77, respectively.
Peyton Manning: Denver Broncos (2013)
Manning had career-highs in almost every category in 2013. However, the season was highlighted with the NFL record for touchdowns with 55.
Special mention goes to Joe Thornton, who was the NHL MVP in the 2005-06. He played the first two months of the season with the Bruins, then went to San Jose in a trade.