USAIN BOLT THIRD, AS LEBRON JAMES TOPS LIST OF MALE ATHLETES OF THE DECADE

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Lebron James has been named The Associated Press male athlete of the decade, adding his name to a list that includes Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky and Arnold Palmer.

No NBA player won more games or more MVP awards over the last 10 years than he did.

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots was second, while Usain Bolt of Jamaica was third for dominating the sprints at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

Soccer superstar Lionel Messi was fourth and Michael Phelps, the U.S. swimmer who retired as history’s most decorated Olympian with 28 medals, 23 gold — was fifth.