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CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James was named the Best Male Athlete at the 2016 ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Wednesday night.
James earned the Best Male Athlete Award over record-setting Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, Washington Nationals All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, the NFL’s MVP last season. Of the four nominated, only James led his team to a championship this past season.
It is the third time in his career that James won the Best Male Athlete ESPY. Previously, he took home the honor in 2012 and 2013 as a member of the Miami Heat.
James was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals after leading the Cavaliers to their first-ever league championship with a 93-89 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, last month.
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