August 17, 2012
Olympic Team USA and NBA basketball star LeBron James was interviewed by TNTís Craig Sager after the United States defeated Spain in the Olympics gold medal game Sunday.
James, one of the best to ever play the game, expressed his pride in front of a worldwide television audience with his remark, ďItís about USA. Itís not about me, itís about the three letters on our chests, and how happy we were to represent our country and bring home the gold.Ē
James is a highly paid NBA star and plays for the Miami Heat. No one forced him or the other NBA stars to play for the USA in the 2012 London Olympics, but with his statement he dashed all doubts about his sincerity in representing the his country.
He was only one of hundreds of United States athletes at the games, but his words probably echoed the loudest of all about the spirit of the Olympics and the pride the participants experience.
Thank you LeBron James, thank you Team USA, and above all thank you London for two wonderful weeks.