December 05, 2012

On SI.comThe stories from Sports Illustrated's Dec. 10, 2012 issue:

More from last week's SI issue.

He is a 3-time NBA MVP, Gold Medalist, NBA Finals MVP and now an NBA champion. Lebron James is the 2012 Sportsman of the Year. Lee Jenkins dives into how Lebron has emerged as the industry standard and why he is the ultimate athlete of 2012.

Sports Illustrated wants you to select the Moment of the Year for 2012. Beginning on Friday, Dec. 7 fans can go to and rank their favorites among the best moments selected by SI's editors. The winning moment will be featured in the Dec. 31-Jan. 7 issue of the magazine.

Go behind the scenes of Lebron's Sportsman of the Year photoshoot, look at the 18 covers he has graced in his lifetime, and get a glimpse of several rare photos of basketball's biggest icon.

SI Writers: Covering Lebron over the years

GALLERY: Rare photos of Lebron

VIDEO: Masterful year for Lebron

GALLERY: Lebron James in high school

VIDEO: Inside the cover shoot

Get full coverage on the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide at including reactions from friends and family of both Belcher and victim Kasandra Perkins.

David Epstein: Hard to make sense out of the tragic Belcher events

Dennis Dillon: Crennel works through heartbreak and leads team to win

SI Writers: Friends and family of Perkins, Belcher speak

Richard Deitsch: CBS dropped the ball with its Jovan Belcher coverage

People get ready: A freshman quarterback is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. Delve deep into Zac Ellis's latest Heisman Watch and realize that Johnny Football may soon become Johnny Heisman. Also watch Johnny Manziel, Collin Klein and Manti Te'o discuss discuss what the Heisman means to them.

More College Football content on

SI Vault: John Underwood's gripping account of Notre Dame-Alabama 1973

Stewart Mandel: Making sense of the BCS and the coaching carousel

Andy Staples: How the human polls got NIU to the Orange Bowl

Stewart Mandel: Ranking all 35 bowl games from top to bottom

Be sure to keep up with Tom Verducci and the rest of SI's baseball writers as the stove stays hot throughout the winter meetings. With an elite pitcher unsigned (Zack Greinke), a top outfielder on the trading block (Justin Upton) and a cult hero choosing teams (Kevin Youkilis), you'll get all the info you need at

More MLB content on

Tom Verducci: Dodgers, Rangers lead for Greinke's services

Jay Jaffe: Upton, Asdrubal Cabrera could make a mega deal

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