LeBron James' Golden Year

Shamarie By Shamarie, 18th Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1ju-sjea/
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This article is about LeBron James’ accomplishments during the 2012 NBA season and the Olympics.

LeBron For The Gold

LeBron James had one of the most entertaining, exciting, and great years of his basketball career. He began the 2011-2012 NBA season with a mission to prove his doubters that he is the best player in the NBA. He knew he had to win it all or hear the criticism from his critics that enjoyed watching him fail! LeBron James improved as a player by becoming the leader of the Miami Heat and proved that he can play and guard all five positions. He averaged 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.9 steals per game on 53 percent shooting. When the season ended, the NBA named him league MVP for the third time.

In the NBA Playoffs, he took his game to another level. He led the Miami Heat past the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, and Boston Celtics. Then he helped the Heat defeat Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals to win his first ever championship and the franchise second championship. During the Finals, he averaged 28.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 7.4 assists per game, which earned him NBA Finals MVP honors.

LeBron James continued making history in the 2012 Olympics. He recorded the first triple double with 11 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists in Olympic basketball history against the Australia men's national basketball team. Then he led Team USA to their second straight gold medal in a 107-100 victory against Spain. With this accomplishment, he joined Michael Jordan as the only NBA players to win NBA regular-season MVP, Finals MVP, NBA title, and Olympic gold in the same year. He validated his greatness!

LeBron James is a great player and his legacy should only continue to grow. It is fun watching him play basketball and make history. I hope he adds more gold to his already impressive résumé!

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2012, Lebron James, Nba Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist

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