LeBron James Named USA Basketball’s Male Athlete of the Year

by January 03, 2013

To the surprise of precisely no one, USA Basketball named LeBron James its male athlete of the year. From the AP: “James averaged 13.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and a team-high 5.6 assists for the Americans in London, where he became one of three U.S. men to compete in three Olympics. He also won gold in 2008 and bronze in 2004. U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski says Wednesday in a statement that James was ‘the central figure on this team,’ calling him ‘our leader, our best player, our playmaker.'”