Winner! LeBron James has been named the Best Male Athlete at the 2016 ESPY Awards. The basketball stud thanked the city of Cleveland, his teammates and family in his heartfelt acceptance speech. Keep reading for all the details.
The guy is simply the best. LeBron James, 31 has won another award. The Cleveland Cavaliers baller can now add yet another ESPY for Best Male Athlete after winning the award at the 2016 ESPY’s. LeBron gave an emotional speech when accepting the award and thanked God, his family, teammates and the Cavs fans. Keep reading for more on LeBron’s speech and how he earned the prestigious honor.
“I want to thank my teammates… my beautiful family my lovely wife, the man above for giving me these abilities,” LeBron shared during his acceptance speech. “This is an unbelievable time for our city and for our fans,” King James said with his ESPY in hand. The guy is coming off an amazing year and clearly deserved to win this awesome honor.
LeBron did the impossible and helped the Cavs battle back from a 3-1 NBA Finals deficit to win the championship, amazing. He brought Cleveland their first NBA title and was honored with the Finals MVP Award. The guy is an absolute beast on his team and will continue to collect rings until he retires. He will go down as an legend in his sport and will certainly be in the hall of fame when he decides to hang up his jersey for good.
Every year this guy keeps getting better and his numbers and statistics show all of his improvements. The fans vote for all the ESPY awards and this choice seemed like an easy one for fans across the country. LeBron also won the award in 2012 and ’13 when he helped the Miami Heat win back-to-back NBA titles. King James beat out last year’s winner Stephen Curry and a couple of guys who have never received the honor, quarterback Cam Newton and slugger Bryce Harper who were all nominated for the ESPY award.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of LeBron’s latest honor? Is he the best player ever to shoot a basketball? Let us know who you think is the best athlete of 2016!