Lebron James Makes The Short List For Time Magazine Person Of The Year

Throwback of Lebron's Time cover from a few years back

Lebron James is one of the 25 finalist nominated for Time Magazine’s “Person Of The Year”. While that may seem extreme for a basketball player from Akron, Ohio.  But if you look at the criteria Time has laid out, Lebron certainly fits the bill. Choosing a person or group of people who have “done the most to influence the events of the year”.

The hype leading up to “The Decision”, the rock concert after the announcement down in Miami and the fall out from all of this most definitely says King James qualifies. Also nominated, President Barack Obama (the 2008 winner), Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, conservative commentator Glenn Beck, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the recently freed Chilean Miners.

To his credit, Lebron thinks him being added to the list is a bit much, “I am who I am and I think I’m in a position of my life where I’m going to get better every day,” James said following Miami’s practice Monday. “But it’s too much.”

Too much for a King??? Ah well, he’s currently trailing Lady Gaga (#2) and “The Unemployed American” (#8)  in the online voting anyway. Curious as to what Bron’s current standing is? Go HERE