Sports Illustrated magazine named Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James the 2016 Sportsperson of the Year. And he didn’t have to wear a dress to earn his 2nd Sportsperson honor.
SI.com — In his forthcoming cover story on James that will post later today, Lee Jenkins dives deep into the transformation of a city’s image and the power that sports has to shape how an entire region views itself. This award celebrates northeast Ohio as much as its does the region’s favorite son. In a very crowded year of Sportsperson candidates, the connection between player and community, his community, can be fairly described as the tiebreaking vote.
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