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Best Athlete 

Nick Swisher

The second-year Cleveland Indian from Ohio State who has, to his credit, a devoted section of T-shirt wearing, sunglass-toting frat boys and pretty solid numbers at the plate, stole this award from Kyrie Irving, whose ongoing controversies overshadowed an All-Star game MVP, and Josh Gordon, who set about 30 NFL receiving records last year. But Swisher is a bro who loves Ohio and is really into the fans — and that's about all Clevelanders need. He'll help lead the Indians' offense back to the playoffs this year. He distributed T-shirts at the beginning of spring training that read "unfinished business." That's a mentality Cleveland fans can comfortably get behind.

Staff Pick: Dion Waiters

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