Track and field legend Usain Bolt finished third behind basketballer LeBron James as Associated Press Male Athlete of the Decade.
The 35-year-old basketball player was a runaway winner in a vote of AP sports editors and writers. Tom Brady of the New England Patriots was second and Bolt, the world 100m and 200m record holder, finished third in the voting.
James, who won three NBA titles from eight straight finals, joined the list of winners that included Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, and Arnold Palmer.
Bolt got in the top three for dominating at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
Footballer Lionel Messi ended fourth and Michael Phelps, the retired US swimmer and the most decorated Olympian with 28 medals, 23 gold, got fifth.
Serena Williams was named as the AP’s female athlete of the decade.
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