LEBRON’S PHENOMENAL YEAR!
Lebron James had a phenomenal 2012, but it got even better. James won his third regular season MVP, his first NBA Championship, and the Finals MVP award; not too shabby for the guy everyone loves to hate. However, this is not the end of James’s success in 2012. With the Olympic gold accomplished something that has not been done since Michael Jordan last did it in 1992. James is the first player since Jordan to win the regular season MVP, NBA championship, Finals MVP, and Olympic gold medal all in the same year.
TEAM USA GETS GOLD
Great for most of the Olympics, just good enough for gold. The U.S. men’s basketball team defended its title by fighting off another huge challenge from Spain, pulling away in the final minutes for a 107-100 victory on Sunday and its second straight Olympic championship.
LEBRON JAMES’ TRIPLE DOUBLE
LeBron James hushed critics once again when Team USA squared off against Team Australia in a quarterfinal match, in which USA sailed to a 119-86 victory over the Aussies.
How did LeBron silence his detractors?
LeBron James recorded the first triple-double in Team USA Olympic history.
For statistical purposes, he accumulated his triple-double with 11 points on 3-for-7 shooting, 14 rebounds — 3 offensive, 11 defensive — and 11 assists with ZERO turnovers, not to mention he had seven points, six assists, and 10 rebounds by the half (in 15 minutes of play). For the record, LeBron’s triple-double with zero turnovers in 30 minutes was the first in over 25 years in the NBA.
TEAM USA BEATS LITHUANIA
The U.S. men’s basketball team survived its first test of the Olympics Saturday, beating Lithuania 99-94 after trailing in the fourth quarter.
Two nights after beating Nigeria by 83 points and scoring an Olympic-record 156 points, the Americans didn’t take the lead for good until Chris Paul’s 3-pointer with 5:38 remaining.
LeBron James took over late, scoring eight of his 20 points in the final four minutes to help the Americans remain unbeaten and avoid their first loss in the Olympics since falling to Argentina in the 2004 semifinals. Carmelo Anthony also scored 20 and Kevin Durant had 16.
TEAM USA BEATS TUNİSİA
Team USA beats Tunisia by 47 points in their second game of the Olympics. The score was 67-110. Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love were the leading scorers for Team USA with 16 points. The next game for USA will be Thursday against Nigeria.