You can bet your home that the City of Cleveland feels very differently about Time’s nomination of LeBron for their Person of the Year.
LeBron even called it “crazy” himself to be on the list of 25 finalists for the award, which includes President Obama (who won award in 2008), Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert, conservative commentator Glenn Beck, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The trapped Chilean miners who spent more than two months underground before finally being reached and rescued in a gripping story that was covered worldwide, are even on the list.
“That’s just crazy,” James said. “What those guys did, the courage and what they stood for, I should be nowhere near that list. Nowhere near it.”
The winner of the award, bestowed since 1927 on a person or group who “has done the most to influence the events of the year,” is expected to be revealed next month.