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Heat’s James takes three ESPY Awards

Thu., July 12, 2012

LOS ANGELES – LeBron James was the big winner at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, collecting three trophies including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win the NBA championship.

James wasn’t on hand for the 20th annual show celebrating the year’s best athletes and moments in sports. He was in Las Vegas with the rest of the U.S. team preparing for the London Olympics.

James also won in the championship performance and NBA player categories. He shared in the best team award, with Juwan Howard and Mike Miller accepting the honor for the Heat.

Baylor basketball star Brittney Griner won two trophies, including female athlete of the year in which she beat out French Open champion Maria Sharapova, skier Lindsay Vonn and soccer player Abby Wambach.

Quarterback Robert Griffin III, who starred at Baylor, won male college athlete honors. Griner took female college athlete honors for leading the Lady Bears to a 40-0 record and the NCAA title.

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