Gotta give props when props is due, and Lebron James definitely deserve his props!! After abandoning the Cleveland, Cavaliers for a winning team–the Miami Heat, Lebron James is now an NBA Champion!! And his hard work did not go unnoticed,–as Sports Illustrated labeled the champ “Sportsman of the Year 2012“!!
During a brief interview with the sports magazine, LeBron shared his feelings of making that decision to leave his former team and join the Heat stating..:
“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.”
But he’s not the only one patting himself on the back, find out what the sports group editor Paul Fichtenbaum along with the head coach of Team USA (Mike Krzyzewski) had to say about the #1 selling jersey athlete after the break….
“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.”—Paul Fichtenbaum
“The game is a house, and some players only have one or two windows in their house because they can’t absorb any more light. When I met LeBron, he only had a few windows, but then he learned how beautiful the game can be, so he put more windows in.”
“Now he sees the damn game so well, it’s like he lives in a glass building. He has entered a state of mastery. There’s nothing he can’t do. God gave him a lot but he is using everything. He’s one of the unique sports figures of all time, really, and he’s right in that area where it’s all come together.” A voracious mind has caught up with a supreme body. The marriage is a marvel.”–Mike Krzyzewski