Heat’s James SI’S Sportsman of Year
Sports Illustrated selected Miami Heat forward LeBron James as its Sportsman of the Year. James became an NBA champion for the first time in 2012, a year in which he also won his second Olympic gold medal and his third NBA MVP trophy. He’s the first NBA player to win the award since Heat teammate Dwyane Wade in 2006. Time Inc.’s Paul Fichtenbaum said James was also was chosen for his charitable work.