LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Superstar Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been named athlete of the year by Time Magazine.
The magazine gave James the accolade Thursday for his play on the court and his activism off of it.READ MORE: Santa Monica Protestors Fighting Planned Demolition Of Several Historic High School Campus Buildings
Off the court, James was vocal in the wake of the killings of George Floyd of Breonna Taylor, speaking out about issues of racial justice and police brutality.READ MORE: Tournament Of Roses Foundation And LA County Sheriff's Department Host Drive-Thru Food Giveaway In Pasadena
During a playoff game in August, James and his teammates wore altered MAGA hats which read, “Make America arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.”CHP Closes Both Directions Of 170 Freeway At Burbank Boulevard Due To Man Threatening To Leap Off Overpass
In October, the 35-year-old James lead the Lakers to their first NBA title since 2010 despite the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, which saw league play halted for several months before resuming in a bubble environment in Florida.