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LeBron James named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for 50th time

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For an NBA record 50th time, LeBron James has won a player of the week award.

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Earlier today, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of January 4 to January 10. This marks the 50th time James has won a conference player of the week award in his career - an NBA record - and it's the second time James has won the award this season. It's also the 31st time he has won a player of the week award as a member of the Cavaliers.

The Cavs announced James' award in a press release and in a tweet:

During the week, James averaged 26 points, 7.8 rebounds and seven assists per game and the Cavs went 4-0 with wins over the Raptors, Wizards, Timberwolves and 76ers. His points per game average was the highest in the Eastern Conference in that span and LeBron shot 58.2 percent from the field and 40 percent from three. For the year, LeBron is shooting 50.1 percent from the field and 28.8 percent from three while averaging 25.8 points per game.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul was the Western Conference Player of the Week.