J.J. Watt, Jose Altuve honored at 2017 SI Sportsperson of the Year show (16 images)

Professional athletes gathered in New York City to celebrate Sports Illustrated's 2017 Sportsperson of the Year winners J.J. Watt and Jose Altuve.
Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 at 8:29 AM
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J. J. Watt and Jose Altuve held a copy of Sports Illustrated as they were selected as the magazine's Sportsperson of the Year for 2017.
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J. J. Watt raised a total of $37,132,057 with his Houston Flood Relief Fund to aid flood victims of Hurricane Harvey.
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Jose Altuve was named the MVP of Major League Baseball's American League en route to leading his team to a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series.
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10-year-old SportsKid of the Year Maxwell 'Bunchie' Young arrived on the red carpet alongside Rising Star recipient Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers.
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Maxwell 'Bunchie' Young excels at football and track with a 100 meter time of just above 12 seconds.
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Carlos Beltran of the Houston Astros received the Hope Award for his work raising money for hurricane relief in Texas and his native Puerto Rico.
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Joel McHale hosted the Sports Illustrated 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show.
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