Last summer, the sporting world was collectively doubting LeBron James. We wondered if he had “it.” We scoffed that he seemed to shy away on the court when the spotlight was the brightest. We asked aloud whether he would ever reach the pinnacle that everyone predicted he should easily reach.
A little over a year later, we have our answer. After leading Team USA to a gold medal victory yesterday, LeBron capped off a marvelous year, which saw him win the regular season MVP (for the third time), the Finals MVP, the NBA Championship and a gold medal. On that gold medal team, he was clearly the leader, and showcased his talent to an international audience.