Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated has named LeBron James the 2016 Sportsperson of the Year.
SI has been awarding the SOTY since 1954. James, who previously won in 2012, is now only the second two-time winner (Tiger Woods won in 1996 and 2000).
It’s almost impossible to argue with the choice. James won his third NBA title in historic fashion. His Cleveland Cavaliers became the first team to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals, and in doing so, brought Cleveland its first major sports championship in more than 50 years.
James will be honored at an event at Barclays Center on December 12.