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CLEVELAND, Ohio– We already know he was named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, and now we’re getting a look at the cover featuring Cleveland’s LeBron James.

James posted the cover on his social media accounts and said:

THANKFUL, GRATEFUL, HUMBLED, BLESSED, THANK YOU!!! #StriveForGreatness🚀#TheKidFromAkron👑 #JamesGang🔥#IPROMISE#WEAREFAMILY

When the announcement came earlier this month, James said,  “This honor belongs to everyone around me: my family, fans, team, & my @ljfamfoundation kids.”

Sports Illustrated said, in part, “… in the end LeBron James was the clear choice. It’s not just the way he took over the NBA Finals—though that performance was epic. It’s that LeBron was also carrying the weight of that promise he made when he returned to Cleveland in 2014..”

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