James named Male Athlete of the Year in ESPY Awards
LEBRON JAMES was named Male Athlete of the Year at the 20th ESPY Awards while winning two other individual trophies and sharing another.
He wasn’t on hand to accept because he was in Las Vegas with the rest of the U.S. national team preparing for the upcoming London Olympics.
James, who won his third MVP award and first championship with the Miami Heat this past NBA season, outpolled tennis player Novak Djokovic, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in fan voting for male athlete honors. He also won in the championship performance and NBA player categories, while sharing in the best team award, with Juwan Howard and Mike Miller accepting for the Heat.
”He’s had a magnifying glass on him since he was 17 years old and I think he’s handled himself really, really well,” Miller said of James backstage. ”Unbelievable teammate, unbelievable father, so those are the most important things. He’s just a likeable guy. He’s a great basketball player to boot.” Noli S. Cruz