LeBron Named USA Basketball 2012 Male Athlete Of The Year
LeBron James has been named the USA Basketball 2012 Male Athlete of the Year. He becomes just one of two players in NBA history, joining Michael Jordan in 1992, to win NBA regular season MVP, NBA Finals MVP, an NBA Championship and an Olympic gold medal in the same year.
“It’s an honor that I have been named the 2012 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year,” James said. “It’s always an honor to represent my country. I never do it to be recognized or to receive an award, I do it because I love my country and the game of basketball. It is an honor to be recognized with this award, it’s humbling.”
James appeared in eight games (all starts) for Team USA and averaged 13.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, a team-high 5.6 assists and 1.38 steals while shooting 60.3 percent from the field.