What Does LeBron Need More, Another Gold Medal or Another NBA Title?

July 24th, 2012 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »
LeBron James has already gotten his hands on every kind of honorary hardware he could imagine. He's been the Rookie of the Year, a three-time MVP, a scoring champion and an All-Star.

And, of course, he has a ring from the 2012 NBA Finals and a Gold Medal from the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

The only question that remains for the world's best all-around player is the next step in building upon his legacy. Taking home another Gold Medal from the London Summer Olympics would be nice, but bringing another NBA Title to the Miami Heat would be even better.

Miami is hardly a one-man show, but Team USA is literally a roster full of All-Stars.

There's obviously something meaningful and patriotic about claiming a Gold Medal for one's country, but it says more about the collective excellence of the team than it does about a single athlete. Even if James goes on to play an instrumental role in the United States' Olympic exploits (and surely he will), the importance of his elite teammates won't be lost on anyone.

As indispensable as James may be on the global stage, the same could be said of Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Chris Pa ...

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