How many Olympic medals does LeBron James have?
The four-time MVP player, having played 68 games for Team USA, has done three Olympic appearances and is highly unlikely to be seen playing the summer Games again.
James debut at the Olympics
James has done 3 appearances under the American flag, leading the team twice. His first debut was in 2004, where he achieved bronze after US was defeated by Argentina in semi-finals.
However, his participation was a key point on the golden glory acquired by the US team in the following two Olympics in 2008 and 2012.
“We didn't have the discipline, we didn't have the structure to be able to play on a world stage. We had great basketball players but we didn't have the structure, and I think that's part of why we finished third”
“In Athens we didn’t have enough respect for what Olympic Games represent and what means to play for a team like USA,” said James before the Beijing Olympics in 2008, where he lead joined by Kobe Bryant.
With the only goal of achieving gold, the “redemption team” clearly dominated at Beijing in every single of the rounds played. US team beated Spain 118-107 in the finals, with James’ 14 points and three assists.
He was also a member of the twelve called to participate in 2012 Olympics, were team USA won gold undefeated in all eight games.
Again fighting for gold against Spain in the golden game, James made two master plays: firstly, he made an incredible dunk and finally scored a triple that put some miles in between both teams to secure an American victory.
The match ended 107-100 and with James hanging his second Olympic gold.
In addition, LeBron became the second player in history, after Michael Jordan achieved it in 1992, to complete the Triple Crown consisting of: NBA championship, the MVP award and an Olympic gold in the same year.
Despite having won three Olympic medals, the 36-year-old settles as the third player with most career points of US basket Olympic history,. However, he didn’t participate in Rio or Tokyo Olympics and it is highly unlikely to be seen participating in any other Olympic Games again.
Most Career Points in Olympics Men's Basketball History— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) July 31, 2021
Kevin Durant 354 (18.6)
Carmelo Anthony 336 (10.8)
LeBron James 273 (11.4)
David Robinson 270 (11.3)
Michael Jordan 256 (16.0) pic.twitter.com/1c6zFeMYOT
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