Well, to tell you the truth, this shouldn't be much of surprise. Love him or hate him, LeBron James ascended to the top of the basketball world this year with his amazing playoff performance, first championship and leadership of the Olympic team's gold medal run. LeBron joins past winners like Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Dwyane Wade and Drew Brees.
You can read more about LeBron by checking out Lee Jenkins' cover story, which is available right now on Sports Illustrated.
Also, make sure you check out all of the past Sportsman of the Year winners!
Do you agree with the pick? If you don't, who would you have liked to have seen as this year's Sportsman?