Photo Of The Day: Lebron James Wins “Sportsman Of The Year”

12.05.12 5 years ago

“My 2 mentors in life! K & Jay” – Lebron James

Lebron James won, “Sportsman Of The Year,” from Sports Illustrated after winning his first title with the Miami Heat. He shouted out his two mentors Coach K and Jay-Z. This was an easy choice for Sports Illustrated, do you see the Heat repeating?

“It gets no better for a basketball player,” says Heat guard Dwyane Wade of the year James just completed: NBA champion, NBA MVP, Finals MVP, Olympic gold medalist, hardwood revolutionary. Call him the best point guard in the league, or the best power forward, or both, or neither. “He has no position,” says an NBA scout. “His position is to do whatever he wants. There’s never been anything like it. You just give him the ball and you win the game.” Defend James with bigger players and he pulls them out to the three-point line so he can breeze past them. Try smaller, more nimble players and he backs them all the way into the basket stanchion. The formula sounds simple, for a Mack truck with a Ferrari engine, but only now has it come into focus.

Full Story: SI

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