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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Time writes: “After nearly two decades in the NBA, James fully embraced his talent on the field as a means to achieve something bigger than him.” “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 the NBA. His influence helped other basketball players score and vote.
According to the president of the National Basketball Association who will soon become the former Thunder keeper Chris Paul, “Over 90 percent of our league is registered to vote. Fifteen teams are registered 100 percent.”
King has also convinced NFL stars such as Patrick Mahomes And the Odell Beckham Jr.. , To join his efforts, and make them founding members of his organization, The unbeaten mentioned.
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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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