LeBron named player of the month

Eastern Conference honors Heat star

Published On: Jan 02 2013 08:01:38 PM EST

LeBron James has been named the Eastern Conference player of the month.

This is the 17th time a Heat player has earned the award in franchise history.

This is James' second player of the month award this season.

LeBron avered 27.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 7.5 assists in December.