LeBron James Wins Big At The 2012 Espys
Posted on Thu Jul 12, 2012 09:39 AM PDT

lebron-200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - After taking home the NBA Championship with the Miami Heat last month, LeBron James' winning streak is still going strong. The basketball superstar won a leading three individual trophies at last night's Espy Awards, including Male Athlete of the Year, Best Championship Performance and Best NBA Player categories.

James and the Heat also won the Best Team award, with Juwan Howard and Mike Miller accepting for the squad, as James is currently in Las Vegas training with the rest of the U.S. national basketball team for the upcoming London Olympics.

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick won Best NHL Player after helping the franchise win its first Stanley Cup title, and Galaxy star David Beckham earned Best MLS Player honors. The Kings also won for Best Upset after beating the New Jersey Devils 4-2 to win the Stanley Cup this June.

Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton won as best MLB player, while Greenbay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned best NFL player honors. Mario Gutierrez, who rode I'll Have Another to victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, won as best jockey, and snowboarder Shaun White won his fifth consecutive ESPY for male action sports athlete. Jeremy Lin won for breakthrough athlete, and Baylor basketball star Brittney Griner won two trophies, including female athlete of the year and female college athlete, while quarterback Robert Griffin III, who also played at Baylor, won male college athlete honors.

The Arthur Ashe Courage award went to former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, who retired after revealing that she had early-onset Alzheimer's last August. The Jimmy V Award for Perseverance was given to former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand, who is recovering from a spinal cord injury that ended his playing career.

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