When it was all over, LeBron James dubbed it gold on ice.
Not long after Team USA had won the Olympics on Sunday, James tweeted a photo showing a pair of gold medals sitting in a cooler along with bottles of champagne. One medal presumably was James latest prize.
Put on ice for James also a conclusion to one of the greatest basketball years anybody has had. Unless somebody really steps up in football this fall, youve got to figure James will be the 2012 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.
With the 107-100 win over Spain in the gold-medal game in London, the Miami Heat forward became just the second player ever to win an Olympic gold, NBA title, the NBA MVP and the Finals MVP in the same year. The only other one to do it was Michael Jordan, who didnt claim Sportsman of the Year in 1992 probably only because he had just won it in 1991.
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 champ...