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LeBron James Accepts The Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year Award & Delivers An Inspirational Speech — Watch!

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Talk about a major honor!

On Monday night, LeBron James was honored with his second Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year award after an INCREDIBLE year of accomplishments and generosity!

Related: Kobe Bryant & Wife Vanessa Have Welcomed Their Third Child!

Not only did James win the NBA championship with his Cleveland Cavaliers, but the athlete also donated $2.5 million to the Muhammad Ali exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. On top of that, the ball player also announced he'll be an executive producer on an HBO documentary about Ali, and has spoken out about gun violence on multiple occasions.

Though we LOVED last year's pick of Serena Williams, the Cavs star's selection is pretty special too because it's the second time he's been honored with the award. Tiger Woods is the only other person to ever have won the award twice!

Rapper Jay Z presented the All Star athlete with the award as LeBron began his speech saying:

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Bill Cosby's Alleged Victims Protest Museum's Plan To Honor The TV Star! See What Both Sides Have To Say About His 'Contributions'!

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This isn't good…

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is coming under attack this week after it revealed its plan to exhibit several objects related to controversial comedian Bill Cosby when it opens in September.

The museum, which will feature 11 different exhibits and nearly 3,000 total items and artifacts, was quick to point out that only two of the items were related to Cosby — but that hasn't stemmed the tide of controversy!

Related: More Cosby Courtroom News HERE

The comedian, who has repeatedly been accused of sexual assault by now dozens of women over an alleged decades-long spree, is represented as part of the Taking The Stage exhibition, which features African-American comedians, actors, entertainers, and stars.

But because Cosby is even slightly there, controversy followed.

The museum was forced to release a statement about it (in part, below):

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