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BET Award for Sportsman of the Year

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The BET Award for Sportsman of the Year is given to the best and most successful male athlete of the previous year. The award was originally titled Best Male Athlete, but was later changed to its current title in 2010. LeBron James holds the record for most wins in this category with six.

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Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

2000sEdit

Year Sportsman Ref
2001
Allen Iverson [1]
Kobe Bryant
Shaquille O'Neal
Tiger Woods
2002
Kobe Bryant [2]
Allen Iverson
Derek Jeter
Michael Jordan
Tiger Woods
2003
Kobe Bryant [3]
Barry Bonds
Allen Iverson
Tracy McGrady
Tiger Woods
2004
LeBron James [4]
Carmelo Anthony
Barry Bonds
Shaquille O'Neal
Tiger Woods
2005
Shaquille O'Neal [5]
Allen Iverson
LeBron James
Donovan McNabb
Tiger Woods
2006
LeBron James [6]
Kobe Byrant
Shaquille O'Neal
Tiger Woods
Vince Young
2007
LeBron James [7]
Reggie Bush
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Dwyane Wade
Tiger Woods
2008
Kobe Bryant [8]
LeBron James
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Chris Paul
Tiger Woods
2009
LeBron James [9]
Kobe Bryant
Reggie Bush
Dwyane Wade
Tiger Woods

2010sEdit

Year Sportsman Ref
2010
LeBron James [10]
Carmelo Anthony
Usain Bolt
Kobe Bryant
Tiger Woods
2011
Michael Vick [11]
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose
2012
Kevin Durant [12]
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
Victor Cruz
LeBron James
2013
LeBron James [13]
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant
Robert Griffin III
Ray Lewis
2014
Kevin Durant [14]
Carmelo Anthony
Blake Griffin
LeBron James
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
2015
Stephen Curry [15]
LeBron James
Marshawn Lynch
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Chris Paul
2016
Stephen Curry [16]
Odell Beckham Jr.
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Cam Newton
2017
Stephen Curry [17]
Odell Beckham Jr.
LeBron James
Cam Newton
Russell Westbrook
2018
LeBron James
Dwyane Wade
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry
Kevin Durant
2019
Stephen Curry
Kevin Durant
LeBron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Tiger Woods

ControversyEdit

Some of the nominations have brought up some controversy. Reggie Bush was nominated for the award twice, in 2007 and 2009, despite putting up average numbers for a player at his position in both those seasons. In both years, he was nominated among athletes who were considered the best of the best in their sports, which upset some sports fans, as Bush has not accomplished enough to be in the same list as them.

Multiple wins and nominationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BET Awards 2001 Winners & Nominees". BET. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "BET Awards 2002 Winners & Nominees". BET. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "BET Awards 2003 Winners & Nominees". BET. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "BET Awards 2004 Winners & Nominees". BET. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "BET Awards 2005 Winners & Nominees". BET. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "BET Awards 2006 Winners & Nominees". BET. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "BET Awards 2007 Winners & Nominees". BET. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  8. ^ "BET Awards 2008 Winners & Nominees". BET. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  9. ^ "BET Awards 2009 Winners & Nominees". BET. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "BET Awards 2010 Winners & Nominees". BET. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  11. ^ "BET Awards 2011 Winners & Nominees". BET. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  12. ^ "BET Awards 2012 Winners & Nominees". BET. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  13. ^ Andy Swift. "BET Awards Nominees 2013 – Full List Of Hip-Hop Nominations". Hollywood Life. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  14. ^ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. "BET Award 2014 Nominations Announced". nokiatheatrelalive.com. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  15. ^ "Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj Lead BET Awards Nominations". Rap-Up. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  16. ^ "BET Awards 2016 Winners & Nominees – Sportswoman of the Year". BET. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  17. ^ "Beyoncé and Bruno Mars Top 2017 BET Awards Nominees Slate". Billboard. May 15, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2017.