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Best Male Athlete Recap

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2012: LeBron James

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Dirk Nowitzki capped off a stellar season  one that culminated with a first-ever NBA title for the Dallas Mavericks  by taking home The 2011 ESPYS for Male Athlete of the Year. Nowitzki and the Mavs also claimed the Best Team trophy.