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Top 30 Athletes of 2012

[1]Sports Talk Florida breaks down the top 30 athletes of 2012.

Miami Heat’s Lebron James won an NBA championship, earned NBA MVP and won an Olympic gold medal in 2012 London Olympics and that is why he is number one for the year that was 2012.

Michael Phelps is a very close second, he won four gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics and set the record for most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals.

1Lebron JamesMiami Heat
2Michael PhelpsUSA
3Eli ManningNew York Giants
4Usain BoltJamaica
5Miguel CabreraDetroit Tigers
6Lionel MessiFC Barcelona
7Jonathan QuickLos Angeles Kings
8Buster PoseySan Francisco Giants
9Tom BradyNew England Patriots
10Robert Griffin IIIWashington Redskins
11Gabby DouglasUSA
12Pablo SandovalSan Francisco Giants
13Justin VerlanderDetroit Tigers
14Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid
15Missy FranklinUSA
16Evgeni MalkinPittsburg Penguins
17Serena Williamstennis
18David PriceTampa Bay Rays
19Mike TroutLos Angeles Angels
20Johnny ManzielTexas A&M
21Aaron RodgersGreen Bay Packers
22R.A. DickeyNew York Mets
23Ryan LochteUSA
24Kobe BryantLos Angeles Lakers
25Calvin JohnsonDetroit Lions
26Kevin DurantOklahoma City Thunder
27Adrian PetersonMinnesota Vikings
28Novak Djokovictennis
29Aldon SmithSan Francisco 49ers
30Manti Te'oNotre Dame