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Somehow I missed this last week, but given LeBron James won SI's Sportsman of the Year award earlier today, it was worth sharing. This video from Grantland features a 15 minute compilation of several PTI discussions about LeBron James between Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser over the years. The video goes all the way back to LeBron James driving a Hummer in high school, through the NBA Draft, his highs and lows with the Cavaliers, The Decision, and his championship in Miami. This is simply one of the more fascinating compilations I've seen from a sports website as it documents the conversation around the most talked about athlete of the last decade. Grantland continues to impress with the original material produced there.
My favorite highlight was hearing this quote from TK in 2003 before the NBA Draft.
"If Darko maxes out, I believe he's the best of the bunch."
Safe to say Darko didn't max out.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
IT'S A CELEBRATION
Tuesday night we were all looking forward to the jokes that would be made at the expense of the Washington Wizards once again as they hosted the Miami Heat. Naturally, the Wizards beat the Heat 105-101 for just their second win of the season. That shock victory led CSN Washington sports anchor Michael Jenkins to mock LeBron James and the Heat on SportsNet Central with child-like...
For those of you looking for something to do tonight and happen to be in the Washington D.C. area, it appears that Miami Heat star LeBron James will be hosting a party.The grand opening flyer of "The Huxley" features LeBron front and center but it is clear that LBJ might be the host with the most:There's no party like a LeBron James party.....
LeBron James dominated 2012, and he’s still adding to his trophy case.
Sports Illustrated announced on CNN on Monday morning that James has been named the 2012 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.
James owned the sports world in 2012, winning his first NBA title with the Miami Heat in June, before adding a gold medal at the London Olympics a couple of months later for Team...
Regular season MVP, NBA Championship, Finals MVP, Gold Medal…LeBron James was named Sports Illustrated’s 2012 Sportsman of the Year. ”I’m very appreciative of it, and my family is very excited about it, I’m happy that I’m able to represent my family and my kids and everyone in the Heat organization in the highest standard” said James after practice.
When LeBron James learned he was Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year, the Miami Heat star was surprised.
Not because he thought his achievements in 2012 weren't worthy, but because he figured what happened in 2010 was still holding him back.
Apparently, that's no longer the case. The magazine announced its annual choice Monday, with James becoming the first NBA...
Before the Wizards earned their second win of the season against the East’s best record Heat, LeBron James and company were spotted hosting a party at the new nightclub, Huxley, in DC the night before:
via reddit/r/nba user riz_lemon
MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James of the Miami Heat is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.
James became an NBA champion for the first time in 2012, a year in which he also won his second Olympic gold medal and his third NBA MVP trophy. He's the first NBA player to win the award since Heat teammate Dwyane Wade in 2006.
Time Inc. Sports Group editor Paul Fichtenbaum said Monday...
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a video of Miami Heat star LeBron James leaving a fan hanging at a Denver Nuggets game.After the Heat's loss to the Washington Wizards, LeBron went over to exchange pleasantries with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin the 3rd.A random fan near Robert attempted to get a high-five from LeBron but failed miserably:
Game time: 7 p.m. ETTV: Sun Sports
The Miami Heat may be the reigning NBA champions, but they've lost the last two meetings with the woeful Washington Wizards.
This time, Miami's Big Three will get a chance to make an impact.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh look to capitalize on the team with the league's worst record and extend the Heat's season-high winning...
The Washington Wizards can't beat many teams, but they beat the best: LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
Perhaps inspired by the courtside presence of Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Wizards doubled their victory total this season with a 105-101 win over the Heat on Tuesday night, despite James' triple-double of 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.
Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 34 points, LeBron James added 21 points and the Miami Heat rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-89 on Saturday night.
Ray Allen scored 13 and Norris Cole finished with 12 for the Heat, who won their sixth straight and remained atop the Eastern Conference. Miami held the Nets to 30 points in the second half.
WASHINGTON -- The teacher hopes the lesson has been learned.
But as far as the star pupils are concerned, what lesson?
The Miami Heat spent the latter part of last month flirting with danger against lesser NBA foes. They needed Houdini-like escapes at home to beat so-so Milwaukee, lowly Cleveland and San Antonio's Double-A team, one not featuring sent-home stars Tim Duncan...