Miami Heat baller LeBron James was recently named “Sports Illustrated” 2012 Sportsman of the Year. And during his sit down with the magazine, he talked about his championship wins and moving to Miami.
On his decision to move to Miami and winning a championship:
“I remember just like yesterday when I signed here and basically, like the roof caved in. “To see that I and my team and everyone around me was able to patch that roof up, to come to this point, to come to this point and receive such a prestigious award, it’s huge.”
The magazine’s Sports Group editor, Paul Fichtenbaum had this to say:
“LeBron kind of made it easy on us. In a year that had really high standards, he just stood taller than everybody else. I do think there has been some sort of closure – maybe not entirely in Cleveland, but across the nation. LeBron’s jerseys are now the No. 1-selling jerseys. I think there’s a reason for that. I think people really appreciate him for everything he can do.”
The new December 10th issue hits newsstands on Wednesday. And later that evening, the baller will be honored at the magazine’s sportsman of the year awards show in New York City.