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LeBron James named SI Sportsperson of the Year for the second time

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After delivering on his promise of bringing the first championship to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers and ending the city's 52-year title drought, LeBron James has added to his growing list of accolades after being named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year.

The four-time MVP joins Tiger Woods as the only athlete to win the honour on two occasions.

His first award came in 2012 after he won his first ring with the Miami Heat and followed it up with an Olympic Gold Medal.

The Akron, Ohio native was instrumental in the Cavs becoming the first team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the finals to defeat the Golden State Warriors - who won a record 73 regular season games - in an epic seven-game series.

The 31-year-old was also named as the Finals MVP for the third time in his career.

"I know it's a great achievement, and I've heard the history of it and how honoured I should be to get it," James said. "... You guys know how I am about individual awards and things of that nature -- it doesn't hit me or nothing to that magnitude. But I'm honoured that they have chosen me."

Cleveland Cavaliers v Washington Wizards

But current matters on the court will be more important for King James as the reigning champions are on a two-game losing streak after being blown out in back-to-back games at the Milwaukee Bucks and at home to the Los Angeles Clippers last night. 

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