LeBron James has had a great four months. How many players have done what James has the chance to do before? Let’s recap what James has accomplished in the last four months: NBA MVP, NBA Finals MVP and NBA Champion. He also put Team USA in prime position to win the Gold Medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
If you knew Lithuania’s basketball history, you knew they weren’t going to go quietly when they faced the Americans yesterday. They are good shooters, scrappy and tough. They shot 58.5% from the field yesterday and outscored the Americans in two of the four quarters.
But if it wasn’t for James, Team USA would have been in serious trouble late in the fourth quarter. After a Deron Williams layup put Team USA up 87-84 with 4:30 left, Darius Songalia came right back and made a two-point shot in the lane, pulling Lithuania back to within one point at 87-86.
That’s when LeBron took over. After scoring 11 points through the first three quarters, James drained a three-point basket to give