The 2012 London Olympics are in the books and America’s basketball team left their mark throughout. With 156 points over the course of the Olympics, Kevin Durant scored the most points ever in one Games. Impressive, indeed, but imagine how scary it is seeing as how the the world’s best scorer is only 23 years old and technically still like three years away from his “prime.” LeBron, meanwhile capped off the best year accomplishment-wise since Michael Jordan in ’92* winning regular season MVP, first team All NBA, first team all defense, Finals MVP and a gold medal. And Knicks faithful will continue to pray to the NYC basketball gods Carmelo Anthony somehow translates his international play back to MSG.
To celebrate their victory, the red, white and blue partied in London with the likes of Nas and Swizz. “Life Is Good” now has a new meaning.
And we can’t forget the ladies. Shoutout to the Coach Geno and the women’s team for slaughtering their competition on the way to gold as well.
Anywho, nothing much more needs to be said other than congrats to our guys for traveling across the pond and bringing home the gold! Let us all celebrate with a congratulatory LeBron dance, shall we?
* – For the stats geeks out there, Jordan put up 30.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 2.3 steals while shooting 51.9% from the field and 83.2% from the free throw line. LBJ finished with 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.9 steals on 53.1% FG and 77.1% from the charity stripe.