LeBron James of Akron, Ohio has been named the Associated Press male athlete of the year for the second time on Tuesday. James won a NBA Finals championship for the third time in his career back in June when the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors four games to three.
James averaged 25.3 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game and 6.8 assists per game in the 2015-16 season. He also played in his 12th career all-star game, was the most valuable player of the NBA Finals and was a member of the NBA's first all-star team for the tenth time in his career.
James has also had an excellent 2016-17 season as he has averaged 25.5 points per game, 8.6 assists per game and 7.9 rebounds per game. The Cavaliers have also played very well in 2016-17 so far. The Cavaliers have the best record in the Eastern Conference at 23 wins and seven losses.
Even though James led the Cavaliers to the NBA championship, he did not play for the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. James had won a gold medal for the United States in men's basketball at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Meanwhile, Andre De Grasse of Scarborough, Ontario has won the 2016 Lionel Conacher Award, which is presented to the Canadian Press male athlete of the year. De Grasse won a silver medal in the men's 200 metres and bronze medals in the men's 100 metres and men's 4x100 metre relay at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.