There are few individual accolades that Miami Heat‘s LeBron James doesn’t already have to his name. He has now been named Sportsman of the Year, an annual award presented by Sports Illustrated.
This doesn’t really come as a surprise, as James has had a historic year. He won the regular season MVP, finals MVP and brought back the Olympic gold with team USA. As a professional basketball player it doesn’t really get better than that.
A lot of athletes have been impressive this year, but James, who said he was humbled with the award, managed to top everyone.
James is the first NBA player to win the award since Dwyane Wade took it down in 2006. Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Wade and James are the only 4 NBA players to win the award in the last 20 years.
Check out the video below for an interview with James and some behind the scenes footage:
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