He returned to the NBA Finals, moved to L.A., and continued to be the biggest name in all of sports – it’s all part of why LeBron James was named the 2018 AP Athlete Of The Year.
It’s the third time James has received the honor, joining other three-time winners Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Lance Armstrong.
Rounding out the top five for the award were Mookie Betts, Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Mahomes, and Triple Crown winner Justify.
Earlier this week, Serena Williams was named 2018 AP Female Athlete Of The Year. Who is your 2018 Athlete of the Year? Which athletes do you expect to dominate 2019?