LeBron James is being Time Magazine Sportsman of the Year for 2020.
The honor comes after the NBA star carried the Los Angeles Lakers to victory and used his famous stature to spread awareness of police brutality, social justice, and voter suppression.
James is a 4-time NBA Champion and has led his team to defeat the Miami Heat, but it isn’t what he did on the field that only set the Sportsman of the Year title.
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“After nearly two decades in the NBA, James fully embraced that his talent on the court was a way to achieve something bigger than him,” Time Books. “And this year, more than any year before it, it showed why it was peerless in both.”
More Than a Vote is a non-profit organization that James started in June with the goal of increasing voter participation. Monitor the market mentioned. Al-Riyadi fought against voter suppression, an issue that plagues black communities who want their voices to be heard.
With sports arenas closed due to COVID-19, James has helped turn NBA sports grounds into polling places, according to NBA. His influence helped other basketball players score and vote.
according to President of the National Basketball Association Soon he becomes the former Guardian of Thunder Chris Paul, “Over 90 percent of our league is registered to vote. Fifteen teams are registered 100 percent.”
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While nonprofits were not able to endorse political candidates, James endorsed, as an athlete Joe Biden For president, after contacting the president Donald Trump Boom in the past.
TheGrio Previously mentioned, Sports Illustrated James was awarded the Best Athlete Award, Sports IllustratedSports Player of the Year 2020.
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