LeBron James ‘Honored’ to Receive 2020 BET Sportsman of the Year Award

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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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For the eighth time, LeBron James is BET’s Sportsman of the Year.

James tweeted he was “honored” after winning the award at Sunday’s virtual ceremony, beating out Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, Patrick Mahomes, Odell Beckham and Steph Curry.

LeBron has been nominated a record 17 times, and his eight wins are double the amount of any other player since the honor was introduced in 2001. An NBA player has been honored every year