2015 Spelling Bee Champion Gives Tribute to LeBron James (Video)

Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion Gokul Venkatachalam - LeBron James tribute

For the second consecutive year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie.  This year, the two champions are Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar.

Shivashankar’s victory marks the first time a sibling of a past champion has won the competition, as her sister Kavya won it back in 2009.

As for Venkatachalam, he also earns a share of the championship after finishing in third last year. And he celebrated the achievement by paying homage to his favorite basketball player, LeBron James: