Lakers News: LeBron James Named AP’s Male Athlete of Decade

Jonathan Sherman
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LeBron James has not only dominated the basketball world, but the whole world of sports over the last 10 years.

Given that fact, it wasn’t all that shocking when he was named AP’s male athlete of the decade on Sunday.

Though the award and recognition are certainly deserved, that does not lessen how huge of an achievement it truly is. Over the last ten years, James has not only been the face of the NBA, but the face of player empowerment, charity and more.

James reacted to the news with the humble confidence that he has become known for.

Entering the decade, James had yet to win an NBA title. Now, with the decade coming to a close, James has hoisted three Larry O’Brien trophies. He won two as a member of the Miami Heat and one with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

His win with the Cavs not only marked a moment where the hometown hero made good on his promise to bring Cleveland a title, it also marked the end of one of the most memorable NBA Finals series in league history.

In that series, James led the Cavs back from a 3-1 series deficit to win in an iconic Game 7 versus the Golden State Warriors.

Now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, James will look to add a fourth title to his mantle by the end of the 2019-20 season.

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Jonathan is a freelance writer, filmmaker, and passionate fan of the NBA. In the past Jonathan has covered politics, entertainment, travel, and more. He is a proud contributor of Lakers Daily.