LeBron James told the world in 2020 that the lives of black people are of vital importance. He helped persuade many people who had never voted for it and eventually voted. He found more ways to continue to improve the lives of the people in his hometown.
If that was not enough, he won another NBA championship.
James’ performance on the court this year is once again impressive. When he brought the Los Angeles Lakers back to the top of basketball, he won the fourth NBA championship title and the fourth NBA Finals MVP trophy. After a year of outstanding performance, James was announced on and off the court as the winner of the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year Award. This is his fourth record.
James told the Associated Press: “I still know what I do on the court. Obviously, I leave everything to the game.”
The AP awards were first awarded in 1931. James’ fourth victory has the most matches with Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods. Three women have won AP awards at least four times; Babe Didrikson is the champion six times, Serena Williams has won five times, and Chris Evert (Chris Evert) won four times.
The Associated Press’s Female Athlete of the Year will be announced on Sunday.
By 2020, no NBA player can score higher points or more assists than James. The only other player in his life to lead the league in points and assists in the same calendar year? He himself, in 2018.
James also became the first player to win the NBA Finals MVP with three franchises. One day before Kobe died in a helicopter crash in January last year, he surpassed Kobe to enter the third place in the history of scoring. The last tweet Kobe sent was a congratulatory message to James.
“He is the greatest player ever in basketball,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said of James in October. “Moreover, if you think you know, you won’t know until you are coaching him every day around him, seeing his thoughts, seeing his adjustments, seeing the way he leads the team. You think you know, you do not know.”
James’ team of 35 AP clients and editors completed the vote with 78 points. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes (Patrick Mahomes) ranked second with only 71 points. The seven-time Formula One champion Louis Hamilton leads the third with 14 points.
James (also an AP male athlete for the past ten years) also won the AP award of the year in 2013, 2016 and 2018. Three-time champion Michael Jordan (Michael Jordan) is the only other basketball player to win an AP award.
Lakers guard Kyle Kuzma said of James: “He is one of the greatest leaders in sports.”
This applies both inside and outside the court.
James’ “Not Only Voting” organization attracted more than 42,000 volunteers to work at polling stations in the November election, helping some regain voting rights and boosting turnout among black and young voters.
James said: “The tragic death of George Floyd, everyone has a chance to see this, and also hear the tragic story of Breonna Taylor and the tragic story of Georgia’s Ai The story of Mo (Ahmaud Arbery)… My people have had enough, I have had enough.” said. “This is why I call for action, and I believe that through my platform, I can attract people to join me.”
He also focused on his hometown of Akron, Ohio, as always.
The I PROMISE school he opened in 2018 now has more than 450 students in grades three to six. After the pandemic shut down schools, James and his team ensured that students could deliver hot food to their homes and even finish Thanksgiving meals. This year, 50 families broke ground on affordable housing projects. This month, the “House Thirty Three” plan was announced (a tribute to the Akron area code), detailing how James will provide services such as an accessible family financial health plan, work training, and community gathering places.
James said: “The pandemic is severe for all of us.” “No matter what your situation is, no matter where you are, it is difficult. Apart from the stop of the season, the first thing I think of is the pandemic. When the disease strikes, “What am I going to do for my child? In my [hometown] In my school? ‘”
He is already staring at 2021. The Lakers are expected to become competitors again. His remake of “Space Jam” is expected to be released this summer. On Wednesday, 36-year-old James did not rule out the opportunity to play for American basketball again at the Tokyo Olympics. The team will be coached by Gregg Popovich.
James said: “It’s still possible.” “I wouldn’t say that. This is not a 0% chance. I love Coach Pop.”
But as 2020 approached, James gave himself some time to reflect on this year.
James said: “This is a tribute to the people who work with me, the people of the foundation, and the sponsors who continue to support us and the work and efforts we do.” “This is incredible. I can’t sit here. Say, when we stopped in March, I thought all these things would happen, and we will be in December until now.”