Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year (23 images)

LeBron James was honored as the 2016 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year alongside special guest Michael Phelps and 2016 Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award Winners Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and Bill Russell during a ceremony at the Barclays Center on December 12, 2016 in New York City.
Updated: Dec. 13, 2016 at 10:38 AM
LeBron James arrives on the red carpet at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony 2016 at Barclays Center on December 12, 2016 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Heidi Watney arrives on the red carpet at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony 2016 at Barclays Center on December 12, 2016 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and David Ortiz arrive on the red carpet at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony 2016 at Barclays Center on December 12, 2016 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Tanya Mityushina arrives on the red carpet at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony 2016 at Barclays Center on December 12, 2016 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jackie Joyner-Kersee arrive on the red carpet at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony 2016 at Barclays Center on December 12, 2016 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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David Ortiz arrives on the red carpet at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony 2016 at Barclays Center on December 12, 2016 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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David Ortiz and Tiffany Ortiz arrives on the red carpet at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony 2016 at Barclays Center on December 12, 2016 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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