LeBron James named TIME’s 2020 Athlete of the Year #Breaking112
In recognition of what the 35-year-old has achieved both on and off the court, the Los Angeles Lakers star has been named TIME magazine’s Athlete of the Year.
It was James’ fourth NBA title and fourth Finals MVP award. He is the first player in NBA history to win the accolade with three different teams. Only Michael Jordan, with six titles, has more.
The group is made up of prominent Black athletes and artists who used their social media channels to encourage and educate their followers on how to cast a ballot for this year’s election.
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, another athlete to speak out against social injustice, also told TIME: “When I saw across the pond that another top athlete was also fighting for similar causes, I knew, OK, I’m not alone here.”