"I don't ever look for individual accolades. I do what I do because I love it and I want to continue to get better at it."
Miami Heat star LeBron James was named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year Monday. A definite slam dunk for James who is the first NBA player to win the award since fellow Heat mate Dwayne Wade in 2006.
"LeBron kind of made it easy on us," Time Inc. Sports Group editor Paul Fichtenbaum told the Associated Press. "In a year that had really high standards, he just stood taller than everybody else."
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Not only is James killin’ it on the court, he also kicked things into gear for charity this summer. The Heat player runs an annual bike-a-thon in his Akron, Ohio hometown. “Wheels for Education” is a 2.6-mile ride that James and 20 pre-selected high school students take part in. The event is built around a two-week long camp that features reading and technology classes for 360 kids about to enter the third grade.
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