Heat’s James SI’S Sports­man of Year

Austin American-Statesman - - C SPORTS -

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.

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