LeBron named to Time's Most Influential list

LeBron named to Time's Most Influential list
LeBron James in 2016 NBA Championship parade. (Source: John Wise/WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - LeBron James can add another feather to his cap!

The Cleveland Cavaliers forward, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady were among the athletes named to Time Magazine's annual list of the world's most influential people.

James brought his team back from certain defeat, helping the Cavaliers erase a three games to one deficit in the 2016 NBA finals against the Golden State Warriors to win the Finals. It was the first time in NBA history a team had done that.

"By making good on his pledge to bring a championship to the Cleveland Cavaliers and by investing in the promise of future generations through his foundation, LeBron James has not only bolstered the self-esteem of his native Ohio but also become an inspiration for all Americans—proof that talent combined with passion, tenacity and decency can reinvent the possible. Poetry in motion, indeed," wrote Rita Dove, a Pulitzer Prize–winning author and former U.S. poet laureate, about James in the article.

The list, which was released Thursday, also named Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein and NFL free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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