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Does LeBron James deserve to be Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year?

SportsNation 2012/12/04 14:10:42
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  • Lanikai 2012/12/04 16:19:36 (edited)
    No
    Lanikai
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    No, he doesn't but I guess the people who DO deserve it are not famous enough,. http://gojessi.typepad.com/.a...


    How about Sports Illustrated HONOR the Wounded Warrior Athletes for a darn change rather than some over paid, highly attitudinal, ignorant, mouthy garbage talking pro.
  • jimih67 2012/12/04 14:55:03
    Yes
    jimih67
    He is one of the best players of all time, he is a good role model and he is a champion. So yes, he is deserving of this.
  • Lord 2012/12/04 14:30:24
    No
    Lord
    +2
    there are more people that actually deserves it more than him he wasted an hour just to give us a stupid decision on where to play basketball and the nba just gave the heat the championship just because he hasn't won before but didn't he win it when he was in cleavand with shaq?
  • jimih67 Lord 2012/12/04 14:52:49
    jimih67
    He "wasted" an hour to give "us" a stupid decision... By using the word us, it implies that you watched it. So who wasted their time, LeBron or you? Plus, it was done for a children's charity, so I don't consider it a waste of time. How do those sour grapes taste?
  • Lord jimih67 2012/12/04 16:05:50
    Lord
    +1
    i didnt hear it was for children's charity and the only time i actually watched it was when he made the decision and it was lebron who wasted their time for nothing and different people different opion
  • jimih67 Lord 2012/12/04 19:28:10
    jimih67
    LeBron James' prime-time announcement on ESPN that he would be taking his talents to South Beach and the Miami Heat generated $6 million in advertising revenue, according to adage.com, the only arm of Advertising Age magazine. The network donated the time and the ad revenues were donated to various charities. The Boys and Girls Clubs of America were the greatest benefactors, receiving about $2.5 million.

    The program raised more than $2 million for various Boys & Girls Clubs, and nearly half a million dollars has been sent to clubs in Northeast Ohio -- site of James' former home of Akron, and the NBA domain of his former Cleveland Cavaliers club.
    Mark Gillespie of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer has the breakdown:
    A contribution of nearly $60,000 repaired a leaky roof, refurbished a dingy gymnasium and will pay for a new playground at the Mount Pleasant club on East 131st Street. And the Slavic Village club on Broadway received $70,000, which was used to install a new gym floor and purchase bleachers. The club also is waiting on delivery of 20 new computers.
    Both clubs also received a video sports training system and $2,500 worth of sports gear.
    In addition to the $2 million cash contribution, James arranged for the donation of $500,000 in computers from Hewlett-Packard and $500,000 in ...&

















    LeBron James' prime-time announcement on ESPN that he would be taking his talents to South Beach and the Miami Heat generated $6 million in advertising revenue, according to adage.com, the only arm of Advertising Age magazine. The network donated the time and the ad revenues were donated to various charities. The Boys and Girls Clubs of America were the greatest benefactors, receiving about $2.5 million.

    The program raised more than $2 million for various Boys & Girls Clubs, and nearly half a million dollars has been sent to clubs in Northeast Ohio -- site of James' former home of Akron, and the NBA domain of his former Cleveland Cavaliers club.
    Mark Gillespie of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer has the breakdown:
    A contribution of nearly $60,000 repaired a leaky roof, refurbished a dingy gymnasium and will pay for a new playground at the Mount Pleasant club on East 131st Street. And the Slavic Village club on Broadway received $70,000, which was used to install a new gym floor and purchase bleachers. The club also is waiting on delivery of 20 new computers.
    Both clubs also received a video sports training system and $2,500 worth of sports gear.
    In addition to the $2 million cash contribution, James arranged for the donation of $500,000 in computers from Hewlett-Packard and $500,000 in gear from Nike. Fifty-nine Boys & Girls Clubs across the country are receiving help from James.

    Kids playing basketball on the new floor at the Broadway Avenue club Tuesday afternoon had a more forgiving attitude toward James than is typically expressed by those who continue to demonize him on sports talk radio.
    "I think he deserves to get a ring," said LaBron Sanford, 14. "He just went to a better team."
    Dave Archibold, 15, echoed LaBron's sentiments. And he's happy with James' gift.
    "This is a good floor," he said. "I'll remember him for that."
    The Elyria club received $110,000, money that is paying for a new fitness center and improvements to the basketball court. The club also is getting 15 new computers.


    So... Waste of time? I think not. At least the kids who are benefiting from the revenue raised by this "waste of time" don't think so. Worthy of Sportsman Of The Year? Absolutely. But then again, I'm not a bitter jilted fan who is upset because he didn't come to my team.

    But different people have different opinions.

    One more thing: G O H E A T ! ! !




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  • Lord jimih67 2012/12/04 19:51:51
    Lord
    did you copy part of this from a sports website that you bookmarked on your computer
  • jimih67 Lord 2012/12/04 20:03:04
    jimih67
    Yeah, of course. Well, it wasn't bookmarked, I just googled Lebron James Decision Charities. Do you think I'm going to spend all that time typing all that up? Lol. The stuff was actually taken from 2 different articles.
  • Lord jimih67 2012/12/04 20:11:30
    Lord
    yeah i think you would spend all that time typing it up
  • jimih67 Lord 2012/12/05 13:59:45
    jimih67
    Wrong AGAIN.
  • GoodEncounter 2012/12/04 14:17:56
    No
    GoodEncounter
    +2
    For doing WHAT? For having an ego the size of Mt. Rushmore? lebron james huge ego
  • jimih67 GoodEnc... 2012/12/04 14:49:32
    jimih67
    For being the best player in the world at his sport.
  • GoodEnc... jimih67 2012/12/05 01:20:54
    GoodEncounter
    I sure don't think so.
  • jimih67 GoodEnc... 2012/12/05 14:00:34
    jimih67
    Apparently SI does.
  • GoodEnc... jimih67 2012/12/05 14:15:46
    GoodEncounter
    So true.
  • mm61675 GoodEnc... 2012/12/04 18:31:30
    mm61675
    +1
    Mt. Rushmore isn't actually that big...I've been there and was unimpressed. Maybe the size of Mt. Everest, perhaps? :)
  • The Sane One 2012/12/04 14:12:18
    No
    The Sane One
    +1
    No.

    NO professional athlete should be.
  • Lanikai The San... 2012/12/04 16:27:56
    Lanikai
    +2
    True, let's give it to the Wounded Warrior Olympians.

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