Who will be the most fascinating athlete of '14? Best journalism of 2013

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LeBron James heightened his global influence in 2013 by winning his second consecutive NBA title.

LeBron James heightened his global influence in 2013 by winning his second consecutive NBA title.

As long as he is NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell will be one of the most powerful people in sports.

As long as he is NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell will be one of the most powerful people in sports.

Whether or not he enters the NFL draft, Johnny Manziel will be scrutinized by the media in 2014.

Whether or not he enters the NFL draft, Johnny Manziel will be scrutinized by the media in 2014.

Rolling Stone's coverage of the Aaron Hernandez charges was one of the most compelling reads of 2013.

Rolling Stone's coverage of the Aaron Hernandez charges was one of the most compelling reads of 2013.

The New York Times' Year In Pictures.