Revised King James Version
LeBron just finished an NBA season of redemption. He had one of the most dominant regular seasons in NBA history and then carried the Miami Heat through the playoffs and led them to his first NBA Championship. James validated his decision to team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and proved many of his doubters wrong with his incredible performances in the NBA Finals. For many, LeBron will never be able to redeem himself for the way he left Cleveland, but I think he has a chance to restore his popularity with these Olympic games.
James has established himself as the leader of this current Team USA. His strong voice and imposing presence make him the most distinct figure on the team and the way he impacts the game on both ends of the court makes him an unstoppable force. With the eyes of the world watching, LeBron has the opportunity to lead the team and our country to a gold medal and sustain our spot atop the basketball world. Even if people don't like the way LeBron left Cleveland, it's hard not to pull for him when he is dominating on behalf of your country. This is the time when people are willing to pull for LeBron - and if he continues to deliver, I think those positive feelings toward him will continue in the future.