Yesterday it was announced that LeBron James was named 2012 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.  LeBron has had a monster year: Regular Season MVP, Finals Champion, Finals MVP & Olympic Gold.  While many may still hate on him, Heat President Pat Riley is taking it to another level.


According to Isportstimes:

Pat Riley considers LeBron the greatest player of all time.

The term has been shortened/stylized to be just GOAT. Riley adds a twist to it though: he changes the word “greatest” to “best”.

So yes, the hall of fame former coach and current GM of the Miami Heat calls James “BOAT”.


Spotted at LBS