It’s been quite the year for LeBron James. If he was a hockey player, you could say he achieved the hat trick. After winning the 2012 NBA MVP in the regular season, he led his Miami Heat over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals. Now he can add an Olympic Gold Medal to his successful 2012. Talk about a complete 360 for his image after he decided to part ways with Cleveland in 2010 and take his talents to South Beach. It’s proven successful so far after reaching the Finals two straight years and finally silencing his critics.
A gold medal should also add to his growing list of endorsements which currently include Nike, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s , State Farm Insurance, Bubblicious, Cannondale Bicycle Company, Cub Cadet and Upper Deck worth over a total of $100 million. Since winning his first NBA championship, he has been making his round with personal appearances, talk shows, TV commercials and even basketball camps. But soon after all the celebration, it was back to work to prep for the Summer Games in London.
When it’s all said it done, it may be hard to argue that LeBron James was the greatest player to ever live. Although he hasn’t achieved the combined 11 championships between Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, he does have time on his side. At the age of 27, he could have 8-10 more good years in him. If the Heat could keep their core together for the next decade, South Beach could get even hotter!
Watch LeBron James Speaking About the Difference Between Being an NBA Champion and an Olympic Gold Medalist:
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