From big accomplishments (a third title) to countless little things (about coach Steve Kerr’s beers…), the Sportsperson of the Year award recipients took care of business in a sometimes-trying 2018, with an indelible ethos that has made them a joy to watch and a dynasty that endures.
In 1987, Sports Illustrated chose "Athletes Who Care" as their Sportsperson of the Year. Thirty years later, athletes remain as committed as ever to charity and activism. These are just a few of the many athletes who dedicate their efforts to helping others.
From José Altuve and J.J. Watt in 2017 to Roger Bannister in 1954, here is every winner of Sportsperson of the Year — including Muhammad Ali, Arthur Ashe, Michael Jordan, Billie Jean King, Sandy Koufax and Bill Russell.