The accolades keep rolling in for LeBron James. Earlier this month, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar was named Sports Illustrated‘s Sportsperson of the Year. Now, he has received a similar award from the Associated Press.
AP Sports has announced that after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 2016 NBA Championship, James is its Male Athlete of the Year.
BREAKING: Cavaliers superstar LeBron James voted AP Male Athlete of 2016 after bringing NBA title to Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/b0gF9WOICx
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) December 27, 2016
This is the second time James has won the award. He first took it home in 2013. On top of the SI and AP awards, James was the NBA Finals MVP, an NBA All-Star for the 12th time, and an All-NBA First Team selection for the 10th time.
On Christmas Day, his Cavaliers knocked off the rival Golden State Warriors in a fantastic rematch of the last two NBA Finals, 109-108, with James scoring 31 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. While Golden State has drawn a ton of attention this year after adding Kevin Durant to its star-studded roster, James and the Cavaliers aren’t going anywhere.