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LeBron James Named SI's Sportsman of the Year

By December 3, 2012

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LeBron James has been named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine. SI's Chris Stone made the announcement on CNN this morning.

The honor caps a very good year for King James. He won his first NBA title, was named league MVP for the third time in four years, and helped lead Team USA to an Olympic gold medal - his second - in London last summer.

He also seems to be re-claiming the popularity that he lost when he left Cleveland for Miami in 2010. According to sales figures released by the NBA recently, James' jersey is the top seller.

James' Miami Heat are 12-3 through their first 15 games of the 2012-13 season; that's the best record in the East and tied with the Memphis Grizzlies for tops in the league.

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