Portrait of Lebron James fresh off of winning his first nba title caps his Olympic journey with another Gold medal. “It has been a great ride for me,” James said. “I could have never scripted it this way. I’ve had many dreams about it, winning an NBA championship and then following it up with a gold medal.”
It’s amazing how much has changed from a year ago, when James was one of the most disliked sports stars in the world. He still was reeling from criticism about his bolting from Cleveland to Miami in 2010 as a free agent and from a lousy showing in the 2011 NBA Finals loss to Dallas.
But James, determined not to let outside influences bother him, went back to work. He won fans back by having a classy attitude and a great season in leading the Heat to an NBA Finals win over Oklahoma City. Then he further won them back with an unselfish performance as Team USA’s best player.