勒布朗-詹姆斯荣获“2012最佳运动员”称号

纽约,12月3日—美国权威体育运动杂志《体育画报》今日正式宣布迈阿密热火球员、美国篮球巨星勒布朗-詹姆斯被评为“2012年度最佳运动员”。上赛季詹姆斯带领热火取得2011-12NBA总冠军、领导美国国家篮球队卫冕奥运金牌、荣获NBA常规赛MVP和总决赛MVP,获得“大满贯”。他加入拳王阿里、金恩夫人、亚瑟-阿什、迈克尔-乔丹和韦恩-格雷茨基的行列荣膺此殊荣。包括勒布朗在内,史上总共只有6名篮球运动员获得此称号,分别是其队友德维恩-韦德(06)、蒂姆-邓肯和大卫-罗宾森(03)、迈克尔-乔丹(1991)、卡里姆-阿卜杜-贾巴尔(1985)、比尔-拉塞尔(1968)。

每年《体育画报》都会给当年在体育领域取得杰出成就的运动员和教练颁发该奖。第一个获得此荣誉的运动员是罗杰-班尼斯特。当年,杂志的主编就为该奖设立了评定原则:“确实,罗杰是获得了胜利,但荣誉并不只是为了表彰他的成绩,更是为了发扬他的奋发图强的体育精神。”

“今年的提名名单有很多高质量的候选人,”时代公司体育组主编保罗-费兹腾鲍姆说。“但是勒布朗在球场内外的成绩都非常杰出。即便在困难时期他的毅力和决心也令人敬佩。同样值得一提的是他在家乡俄亥俄亚克朗市发展的教育事业让许多学生都能长期受益。他的成就是该奖精神的完美体现。”

“两年前我怎么都不会想到自己将获得2012最佳运动员称号。我知道我会通过上电视帮助许多孩子筹得3百万美金,但我万万没想到的是加入热火的举动会影响到那么多人。这不仅仅只是伤病或其他类似问题,这是一段需要我自己渐渐克服的历程。我想成为一个更好的人、更好的球员、更好的父亲、成为一个良师益友,一个杰出的领袖。我真的改变了,我觉得大家也开始认识我究竟是个怎样的人。”

--詹姆斯

以下是历来获奖名单

1954

Roger Bannister, Track

1975

Pete Rose, Baseball

1995

Cal Ripken Jr., Baseball

1955

Johnny Podres, Baseball

1976

Chris Evert, Tennis

1996

Tiger Woods, Golf

1956

Bobby Morrow, Track

1977

Steve Cauthen, Horse Racing

1997

Dean Smith, College Basketball

1957

Stan Musial, Baseball

1978

Jack Nicklaus, Golf

1998

Mark McGwire, Baseball

1958

Rafer Johnson, Track

1979

Terry Bradshaw, Pro Football

Sammy Sosa, Baseball

1959

Ingemar Johansson, Boxing

Willie Stargell, Baseball

1999

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

1960

Arnold Palmer, Golf

1980

U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

2000

Tiger Woods, Golf

1961

Jerry Lucas, College Basketball

1981

Sugar Ray Leonard, Boxing

2001

Randy Johnson, Baseball

1962

Terry Baker, College Football

1982

Wayne Gretzky, Pro Hockey

Curt Schilling, Baseball

1963

Pete Rozelle, Pro Football

1983

Mary Decker, Track

2002

Lance Armstrong, Cycling

1964

Ken Venturi, Golf

1984

Edwin Moses, Track

2003

Tim Duncan, Pro Basketball

1965

Sandy Koufax, Baseball

Mary Lou Retton, Gymnastics

David Robinson, Pro Basketball

1966

Jim Ryun, Track

1985

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pro Basketball

2004

Boston Red Sox

1967

Carl Yastrzemski, Baseball

1986

Joe Paterno, College Football

2005

Tom Brady, Pro Football

1968

Bill Russell, Pro Basketball

1987

Athletes Who Care

2006

Dwyane Wade, Pro Basketball

1969

Tom Seaver, Baseball

1988

Orel Hershiser, Baseball

2007

Brett Favre, Pro Football

1970

Bobby Orr, Pro Hockey

1989

Greg LeMond, Cycling

2008

Michael Phelps, Swimming

1971

Lee Trevino, Golf

1990

Joe Montana, Pro Football

2009

Derek Jeter, Baseball

1972

Billie Jean King, Tennis

1991

Michael Jordan, Pro Basketball

2010

Drew Brees, Pro Football

John Wooden, College Basketball

1992

Arthur Ashe, Tennis

2011

Pat Summitt, College Basketball

1973

Jackie Stewart, Auto Racing

1993

Don Shula, Pro Football

Mike Krzyzewski, College Basketball

1974

Muhammad Ali, Boxing

1994

Bonnie Blair, Speed Skating

2012

LeBron James, Pro Basketball

Johann Olav Koss, Speed Skating