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SportsKids of the Year honored with LeBron James at star-studded event

The 2012 Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKids of the Year, brothers Conner and Cayden Long, were honored at a star-studded event in New York City last night. The Long brothers were part of the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year ceremony that recognized Miami Heat star LeBron James. Celebrities such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski were also in attendance, and everyone there was impressed by Conner's and Cayden's accomplishments.

Cayden, suffers from cerebral palsy, but Conner doesn't let that stop him from playing sports with his brother. The two compete in triathlons together, with Conner towing Cayden behind in a raft during the swimming leg, towing him behind his bike during the cycling portion, and pushing him during the run. Triathlons have been a great way for the brothers to come together and have made them an inspiration to everyone that hears their story.

After hearing their story at the Sportsman ceremony, Coach K said that Conner and Cayden have scholarships to Duke waiting for them when they get older, and LeBron said that the brothers should get ready for the private plane that is going to take them from their home in Tennessee to Miami to "meet the guys." Even Jay-Z and Beyoncé couldn't wait to shake hands with Conner and Cayden.

See more pictures of the event and see the video that played at the ceremony after the jump.

What do you think of Conner and Cayden? Tell us in the Comments below.

Alongside their parents, Conner and Cayden receive their SportsKids jackets from Sports Illustrated Kids managing editor and publisher Bob Der.


LeBron James poses alongside Conner.


Conner gets LeBron to autograph a basketball.


Jay-Z, Beyoncé, LeBron James, and Savannah Brinson


The SportsKids of the Year display at the Sportsman ceremony.


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im glad they won and saying someone else should had one was stupid of who ever say it! everybody deceiver a chances they got there to bad u didnt get yours...

THEY ARE REALLY LUCKY BUT I KNOW I am better then them where r they from

I LOVE their story it is so good!

wow. they shouldn't have won. i know other people who are way better and should have won the award.

one kid has disabilities

i would to meet lebron


most awsome storie EVER

I show all my friends and family! like LeBron james said, I don't have to preach!

LeBron James,Conner and Cayden Long .Good votes by the Fans and the world. LeBron played his very best in the NBA playoffs and in the regular season to.Conner and Cayden Long what a great effort was put into there marathons.Both where a great choice by the fans.

that was greattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt! love them!

Cool I want an auotographed ball

thats so cool!

My sisters has cerebal palsy so they might be twins

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