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Daily News – December 28, 2016

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LeBron James named AP Male Athlete of Year
Author: Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James was jolted forward when the massive crowd swelled from the sidewalks and into Cleveland’s streets, surrounding the convertible that he and his family were riding in. This wasn’t supposed to happen.

James looked at his wife, Savannah, their baby daughter and two sons and feared for their safety.

Then relieved.

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LeBron James’ heavenly 31st year on Earth ends with AP honor
Author: Joe Vardon

CLEVELAND, Ohio — LeBron James turns 32 Friday.

If he could somehow top all that he accomplished at age 31, James, his family, and, perhaps more importantly to you, his legions of fans, are all in for a rockin’ 2017.

James was named the Associated Press’ Male Athlete of the Year for 2016 Tuesday, the second time in his storied pro basketball career he has won the award. He also won it in 2013, the year he led the Miami Heat to its second consecutive title.

Two weeks ago, James was in New York accepting Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year award, again for the second time. He’s only the second athlete to win that one twice. The other was Tiger Woods, with whom he shares a Dec. 30 birthday.

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Why Cavs-Warriors on Christmas meant little — meet Channing Frye
Author: Joe Vardon

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A subtle example of the relative meaninglessness of the Cavs’ win over the Warriors on Christmas is Channing Frye.

Cleveland won that thrilling rematch from the Finals 109-108 over Golden State Sunday, and Frye was the Cavs’ fourth-leading scorer with 10 points. He was one of only eight players to see the court wearing a Cleveland uniform.

Not bad for a guy who could hardly see the floor against the same team during the Finals. No, Frye is not Cleveland’s new secret weapon in this rivalry.

“It’s a regular-season game and we both played our lineups,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue explained. “We played normal minutes – both teams. In the Finals, we came in with Channing and they came in with the ‘Death Lineup,’ the five small guys so it was different for this game.

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