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Longhornfan1234
08-13-2012, 06:02 PM
:confused:

SteveNash
08-13-2012, 06:03 PM
LeBron

xxplayerxx23
08-13-2012, 06:03 PM
Melo ;)

MP.Trey
08-13-2012, 06:06 PM
LeBron was the vocal leader and the clear number one option. KD was the designated scorer, and he did damn well at it. I'd say LeBron was the MVP of Team USA, for his leadership and overall contribution on both sides of the floor. But Durant's scoring is a huge, huge reason for them winning that gold.

PocketKings
08-13-2012, 06:06 PM
Lebron.

BobbyHillSwag
08-13-2012, 06:06 PM
Melo, thanks for not giving the option of the true mvp of the team

ATX
08-13-2012, 06:10 PM
Big year for LBJ. MVP of the league, MVP of the finals, and yes, MVP of the Olympics. Proud of all players on Team USA. Durant and Melo were huge.

Baller1
08-13-2012, 06:12 PM
Probably Lebron, but KD was right there with him. Those two were dominant all the way through.

Give 'em Co-MVP's. Both more than worthy.

Gators123
08-13-2012, 06:13 PM
LeBron.

KB24PG16
08-13-2012, 06:14 PM
anthony davis

Hellcrooner
08-13-2012, 06:15 PM
Durant.

KniCks4LiFe
08-13-2012, 06:17 PM
LeBron end of story. Although Durant was an assassin.

Longhornfan1234
08-13-2012, 06:18 PM
Melo, thanks for not giving the option of the true mvp of the team

:facepalm:

B'sCeltsPatsSox
08-13-2012, 06:19 PM
Durant:shrug:

bucketss
08-13-2012, 06:24 PM
"I've seen him grow immensely," Krzyzewski said. "He's the best player, he's the best leader, he's as smart as anyone playing the game right now."

Chronz
08-13-2012, 06:25 PM
You will not be able to answer this one

xxplayerxx23
08-13-2012, 06:26 PM
Love and his rebounds :D

MackSnackWrap
08-13-2012, 06:33 PM
Lebron with Durant just slightly behind. A case could even be made for co mvp's

Longhornfan1234
08-13-2012, 06:33 PM
"I've seen him grow immensely," Krzyzewski said. "He's the best player, he's the best leader, he's as smart as anyone playing the game right now."

LeBron is a God. :worthy::worthy:

smith&wesson
08-13-2012, 06:39 PM
durant is not any where near lebrons level. the guy is seriously over rated when really he is nothing more then a glorified carmelo anthony.

SirSkyHook
08-13-2012, 06:40 PM
Kobe for accepting his age and not making waves, lol. The pecking order was clearly Lebron, Durant , and Melo eats first and everyone else gets the scraps as it should have been on that team. He's not young anymore and I think he understands that now.

But seriously its hard to chose between Bron and Durant, becuase Durant was water from the three and played very nice defence. But Lebron did everything else including closing the game great.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
08-13-2012, 06:41 PM
LeBron.

SteBO
08-13-2012, 06:42 PM
This is a difficult one. I'd be more comfortable w/ Co-MVP between LeBron and Durant. They both lead this team in their own ways.

BGates29
08-13-2012, 06:49 PM
Lebron

bucketss
08-13-2012, 07:09 PM
durant is not any where near lebrons level. the guy is seriously over rated when really he is nothing more then a glorified carmelo anthony.

woah woah dere, everything he does on the floor you can see theres no part of his game that is overrated. check his stats too.

BHF
08-13-2012, 07:14 PM
Jose Calderon.

fixed

Hawkeye15
08-13-2012, 07:17 PM
LeBron took over a couple of their close games, had the only triple double in Olympic history, was our 3rd leading scorer, 4th leading rebounder, 1st in assists, and played great defense. He was our MVP. Durant was a close second however.

KniCks4LiFe
08-13-2012, 07:19 PM
durant is not any where near lebrons level. the guy is seriously over rated when really he is nothing more then a glorified carmelo anthony.

wusah, wusah...chill homie. When USA needed a big 3 Durant was water. :cool: LeBron was Magic, Durant was Kerr + Gervin. The closest strategy to stopping him was playing a box 1 against him, and that's something LeBron sees all the time, but that's how good Durant was in the olympics.

ThunderousDemon
08-13-2012, 07:27 PM
:shrug:

justinnum1
08-13-2012, 07:45 PM
Lebron. With durant a close second.

13ull3TProoF
08-13-2012, 07:45 PM
does anyone else hope lebron drops dead..jat

bucketss
08-13-2012, 07:49 PM
does anyone else hope lebron drops dead..jat

you need help:facepalm:

justinnum1
08-13-2012, 07:53 PM
does anyone else hope lebron drops dead..jat

U mad?

13ull3TProoF
08-13-2012, 07:53 PM
you need help:facepalm:


nope, feel the same about arron rodgers, so tired about hearing how great they are, like they play the damn game by themselves, there should be no such thing as an mvp in a team sport..

MetroMan
08-13-2012, 07:58 PM
Lebrun 1. Durant 1A

JordansBulls
08-13-2012, 08:02 PM
Durant.

Yanks All Day
08-13-2012, 08:09 PM
LeBron James. It's been said already. Kevin Durant is a close 2nd, but he was more the designated scorer. LeBron literally played all 5 positions in the Olympics, and excelled at each of them. Durant had a fantastic Gold Medal game, and really hit every big shot we needed, but LeBron as a whole controlled the entire tournament moreso than anyone else. Can't go wrong with either, but LeBron has to be the pick here.

Not a bad year for LBJ, by the way. Regular season MVP, Finals MVP, 1st Championship, and a Gold Medal to boot. All while reminding the world who the true best player in the world is when almost everyone was against him.

naps
08-13-2012, 08:11 PM
LeBron.

The leader of this team, the supreme floor general, one of the top scorers, one of the top rebounders, and stellar defense.

And coach K's comments on LeBron made it even clearer how much impact LeBron has had on team USA.

13ull3TProoF
08-13-2012, 08:13 PM
LeBron James. It's been said already. Kevin Durant is a close 2nd, but he was more the designated scorer. LeBron literally played all 5 positions in the Olympics, and excelled at each of them. Durant had a fantastic Gold Medal game, and really hit every big shot we needed, but LeBron as a whole controlled the entire tournament moreso than anyone else. Can't go wrong with either, but LeBron has to be the pick here.

Not a bad year for LBJ, by the way. Regular season MVP, Finals MVP, 1st Championship, and a Gold Medal to boot. All while reminding the world who the true best player in the world is when almost everyone was against him.

with his body structure he belongs in football, where i know he'll get owned, he needs to stop picking on all these guys smaller than him and play a contact sport...

justinnum1
08-13-2012, 08:13 PM
Durant.

No surprise here. Not saying your wrong, but i would never expect you to say lebron either lol

jimm120
08-13-2012, 08:28 PM
1. Lebron
2. Durant
3. Melo

After that, it was just useful players.

Lebron, Durant, and Melo won games for Team USA.

xxplayerxx23
08-13-2012, 08:29 PM
Paul was big down the stretch too.

STA_PLAR
08-13-2012, 08:49 PM
1. Bron
2. Durant

Melo was pretty damn good too with the minutes he played.

who gives a damn? USA WON GOLD!

bucketss
08-13-2012, 08:51 PM
nope, feel the same about arron rodgers, so tired about hearing how great they are, like they play the damn game by themselves, there should be no such thing as an mvp in a team sport..

so you want him to die?

:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

bucketss
08-13-2012, 08:55 PM
No surprise here. Not saying your wrong, but i would never expect you to say lebron either lol

i remember when he guaranteed lebron wouldn't win mvp and had him 3rd behind cp3 and durant:laugh2:


with his body structure he belongs in football, where i know he'll get owned, he needs to stop picking on all these guys smaller than him and play a contact sport...

he greatness pisses you off, good to know.

justinnum1
08-13-2012, 08:55 PM
with his body structure he belongs in football, where i know he'll get owned, he needs to stop picking on all these guys smaller than him and play a contact sport...

:facepalm:

BobbyHillSwag
08-13-2012, 09:10 PM
lets be real if melo got the touches of just kobe he would of been mvp. Considering his usage and how well he did, Melo has elevated to GODMELO.

lavilevi23
08-13-2012, 09:15 PM
LeBron

BklynKnicks3
08-13-2012, 09:18 PM
Melo even thoe he played 17 min a game he avg 1 point less then durant who playe28 min a game what a joke coach k didnt give melo his proper minutes this team would win regardless of who was playin those minutes

Losoway
08-13-2012, 09:19 PM
Lebron then melo

Idk if we was watching the same serious but durant was average for the a majority of the tourney

BklynKnicks3
08-13-2012, 09:20 PM
does anyone else hope lebron drops dead..jat

i hate him but dont want him or ANY1 DEAD WOULD DEF LIKE TO SEE HIM OUT THE NBA HE IS A DISGUSTING COWARD MAKES ME SICK

Losoway
08-13-2012, 09:20 PM
melo was more productive then durant was even with cut minutes

justinnum1
08-13-2012, 09:21 PM
Lebron then melo

Idk if we was watching the same serious but durant was average for the a majority of the tourney
lol, durant was on fire when it counted(elimination games) melo went cold for most of the elimination games.

BobbyHillSwag
08-13-2012, 09:22 PM
^this, durant was even on melo's level in these olympics. I can get with lebron because he made the passes for the wide open shots(no matter how easy they were) and he scored when the team needed it(even though anyone else on the team probably would have too). At the end of the day lebron still got it done. Melo was absolutely better than durant though.

FraziersKnicks
08-13-2012, 09:37 PM
LeBron

MTar786
08-13-2012, 09:38 PM
EASILY KD.. so many leron dick riders in here

bucketss
08-13-2012, 09:44 PM
Melo even thoe he played 17 min a game he avg 1 point less then durant who playe28 min a game what a joke coach k didnt give melo his proper minutes this team would win regardless of who was playin those minutes

first post you made without the words lecunt or coward lool

bucketss
08-13-2012, 09:46 PM
EASILY KD.. so many leron dick riders in here

easily? someone didn't watch the olympics:facepalm: i guess coach k is a dickrider as well.

b@llhog24
08-13-2012, 09:49 PM
Bron.

KB-Pau-DH2012
08-13-2012, 09:51 PM
LeBron, Melo and Durant. In that order.

BobbyHillSwag
08-13-2012, 09:53 PM
easily? someone didn't watch the olympics:facepalm: i guess coach k is a dickrider as well.

it's not like he actually coached the team

Hellcrooner
08-13-2012, 10:00 PM
durant kept saving the team with three pointers, in the three games probelms where arising, lithuania, argentina and spain.

so its him.

dnewguy
08-13-2012, 10:03 PM
LBJ set picks, found open shooters, rebounded well and was clutch. Durant and Melo did one thing, they shot the ball. Lebron did everything else plus scored when necessary.

tredigs
08-13-2012, 10:04 PM
LeBron took over a couple of their close games, had the only triple double in Olympic history, was our 3rd leading scorer, 4th leading rebounder, 1st in assists, and played great defense. He was our MVP. Durant was a close second however.

KD also took over in multiple big moments, was 1st in scoring (20 ppg to Lebron's 13 ppg), 4th in assists, 2nd in rebounding, 2nd in steals and 1st in blocks (maintaining that aggressiveness while being 9th in personal fouls). PER would likely look something like 31.5 for KD, 29.5 for LbJ. Lebron was the vocal leader and possibly the best overall player, but Durant was probably the most active on both ends and was the one they looked to when they needed a bucket (53% from three on massive volume saved them more than once from some tough situations). Most points ever for a US Olympian in a tournament. It's not clear who was the MVP. It's one of those two though.

I''m not sure who I'd vote for. I'd argue CO and be fine with either.

KnicksR4Real
08-13-2012, 10:05 PM
Honestly it could very well be even amongst Lebron Melo and Durant

Longhornfan1234
08-13-2012, 10:05 PM
LBJ set picks, found open shooters, rebounded well and was clutch. Durant and Melo did one thing, they shot the ball. Lebron did everything else plus scored when necessary.

Get out of my thread...lib

Losoway
08-13-2012, 10:08 PM
durant is really over hyped on this site.

Losoway
08-13-2012, 10:08 PM
Honestly it could very well be even amongst Lebron Melo and Durant

the first person in this thread i seen tell the truth .

tredigs
08-13-2012, 10:16 PM
Honestly it could very well be even amongst Lebron Melo and Durant

Lebron and KD both played tough D virtually all game, Melo took it off virtually all game. He also took off the championship match. Not in their tier in this argument. But yes, he shot great and had a very solid tournament overall.

naps
08-13-2012, 10:18 PM
with his body structure he belongs in football, where i know he'll get owned, he needs to stop picking on all these guys smaller than him and play a contact sport...

You sound desperate and pathetic...Not surprise since he didn't pick your team in 2010.

naps
08-13-2012, 10:28 PM
EASILY KD.. so many leron dick riders in here

Easily KD? Can you elaborate?

Stating the obvious makes people dickriders? People who bash LeBron all the time are saying it's LeBron and still that makes them LeBron dickriders?

Reading your post tells only one thing: It's hurts you to death not being able to say Kobe for this thread.

13ull3TProoF
08-13-2012, 10:48 PM
You sound desperate and pathetic...Not surprise since he didn't pick your team in 2010.

desperate about what? i get laid, i care less whos team he chose im not a fan of the nba, i just want to see him get leveled by a linebacker half his size.

Lim
08-13-2012, 11:37 PM
where can i find the PPG stats for team USA? and the highlights of USA vs SPAin?

JordansBulls
08-13-2012, 11:52 PM
where can i find the PPG stats for team USA? and the highlights of USA vs SPAin?

Not up yet here, but should be soon

http://www.basketball-reference.com/awards/uso.html

Sactown
08-14-2012, 12:30 AM
In my opinion it's Lebron, Lebron knew he didn't need to score with all the fire power on the team so he did everything the team needed, and picked his spots when he decided to score. played great defense and look to distribute the ball and to be a vocal leader. The ball movement was so much better when he was in the game compared to when he wasn't, plus he's an automatic fastbreak starter when he gets the rebound, easily had the biggest impact on all aspects of the game.

ChitownBears22
08-14-2012, 12:33 AM
LBJ and LOL Knicks fans interjecting Melo into the argument. He was nowhere to be seen in the Championship.

dodie53
08-14-2012, 02:15 AM
Lbj

Steelers23_06
08-14-2012, 02:40 AM
this thread needs a poll. i say lebron though. kd was the best scorer but lebron was the MVP like this past nba season. 1st triple double in olympic history...nuff said

tapajafri
08-14-2012, 03:03 AM
Lebron hands down.

Losoway
08-14-2012, 03:06 AM
Knicks fans interjecting Melo into the argument. He was nowhere to be seen in the Championship.

:facepalm::facepalm: he was for the whole olympics . when durant was invisble at times

Baller1
08-14-2012, 03:48 AM
:laugh:

Melo was good, but Lebron and Durant were great. There's a difference.

basketfan4life
08-14-2012, 07:21 AM
Durant. :cool:

NY007
08-14-2012, 07:26 AM
Melo, funny how he continues to get the disrespect..

seikou8
08-14-2012, 07:44 AM
LBJ and LOL Knicks fans interjecting Melo into the argument. He was nowhere to be seen in the Championship.

biggest knick troll is back still on our dicks damn

BklynKnicks3
08-14-2012, 08:26 AM
Melo would have been hands down mvp he wasnt that good in the final game is what hurt him playing hurt knicks even had to send their trainer. Melo!!!!!! 2nd best player in the nba makes me look smarter and smarter with his overall preformnce in the olympics at worst 3rd best player and argubaly the best. #knickstape

mjm07
08-14-2012, 09:20 AM
Melo would have been hands down mvp he wasnt that good in the final game is what hurt him playing hurt knicks even had to send their trainer. Melo!!!!!! 2nd best player in the nba makes me look smarter and smarter with his overall preformnce in the olympics at worst 3rd best player and argubaly the best. #knickstape

Melo went from 2nd, to 3rd to overall best in the NBA in one sentence. :crazy:


Melo played great, except in the championship game. If it weren't for Lebron he would've been MVP of the Olympics. He consistently played better than KD.

LBJ is/was Regular Season, Finals, and Olympic MVP.

Da Knicks
08-14-2012, 09:33 AM
Melo?

DTownSkitzo
08-14-2012, 11:25 AM
I don't want to take the easy way out but I'd say both are co-MVPs.

LeBron did what LeBron does pass, board, and score. He also put the team on his back one game and won them the game.

Durant was the pure scorer of the group, (Melo was too...) but Durant was the go to guy in the end of games. He hit some big shots during the olympics this year.

On a side note I would like to point out the chemistry between Durant and Lebron. I have said this before but both guys looked like they had been teammates for years. I think they are the perfect compliments to each other. No disrespect to Wade, but if Lebron had one player to play along side of it should have been Durant. Now we all know Lebron wasn't going to OKC, but it is just food for thought.

"But DTown, they are both SFs!"

Lebron is a PF in my book. Obviously we know he can play 1-5... But if I were to stick him in a position in todays NBA it would be PF. He can hold his own defensively against most PFs in this league while creating a match up horror show for any opposing PF. Lebron, once he starts to lose a step, will be better off playing PF in the future anyways. That is why his post game is so vital. I hate Lebron. Yes I am a "hater", but I've been saying for years now Lebron needs to develop a post game in order to become truly elite and not just a stat stuffer. This year look wha the did in the playoffs... It says it all. Respect and props to LBJ (but I still hate him =D).

xxplayerxx23
08-14-2012, 11:40 AM
I was kidding about melo but lets not take this too far. Durant and Lebron played great, so did melo. Melo started off hot but cooled down in the last game, still gave them a huge spark. The 3 SF's played a big role. Same with Paul and Kobe. Not sure how you can give an MVP when most of the team played well.

dnewguy
08-14-2012, 11:56 AM
Melo was benched for Durant...that's all you need to know about Melo. Even the coaches didnt respect him.

Gibby
08-14-2012, 12:00 PM
i think kd was overrated in the olympics. he was the leading scorer but he was chucking a lot and was inefficient. Lebron was more efficient and more clutch. I would even put melo over kd.

xxplayerxx23
08-14-2012, 12:05 PM
Melo was benched for Durant...that's all you need to know about Melo. Even the coaches didnt respect him.

He played in crunch time pretty much ever game :confused:

AndyfromNeptune
08-14-2012, 12:17 PM
Let's change the question. Who played the best in the 2012 Olympics on the USA basketball team?

I say Carmelo Anthony pretty easily.

J_M_B
08-14-2012, 12:25 PM
LeBron, but Durant was a close second.

mike44
08-14-2012, 12:33 PM
Are there stats up for the olympics anywhere?

nycsports2
08-14-2012, 12:36 PM
Lebron was but durant n melo were huge

LongIslandIcedZ
08-14-2012, 12:39 PM
Lebron was the MVP, he just does more than everyone else on the floor.

Durant and Melo were very very good too though

BobbyHillSwag
08-14-2012, 12:41 PM
Let's change the question. Who played the best in the 2012 Olympics on the USA basketball team?

I say Carmelo Anthony pretty easily.

this, and to be honest the mvp and who played the best can be two different things. Carmelo easily played the best given the minutes and shots he got. Even on the defensive end he wasnt bad, besides a couple of bad rotations. Also, he was guarding centers and **** he put in work. :clap:

AndyfromNeptune
08-14-2012, 12:53 PM
this, and to be honest the mvp and who played the best can be two different things. Carmelo easily played the best given the minutes and shots he got. Even on the defensive end he wasnt bad, besides a couple of bad rotations. Also, he was guarding centers and **** he put in work. :clap:

Carmelo Anthony was the only player on the USA men's basketball team to average almost a point per minute.

In the minutes he was given, he played better than anyone else. He even averaged almost the same rebounds as Lebron in 8 minutes of less time.


Statistically speaking, he was the best player.

AndyfromNeptune
08-14-2012, 12:56 PM
Carmelo Anthony also got to the line more than Lebron James in 8 minutes less of playing time. If these games were adjusted per 40 minutes, Carmelo would be the best player by far had it not been for Lebron's facilitation. However, it's easy to facilitate when you have the 4 best players in the world playing besides you.

It is a lot less easier to score the basketball in FIBA especially considering Carmelo was the only true scorer coming off the bench.

smith&wesson
08-14-2012, 01:24 PM
woah woah dere, everything he does on the floor you can see theres no part of his game that is overrated. check his stats too.

durant is over rated on psd. he is a scorer and he is not a two way player like lebron is right now. he has a chance to be if he continues to improve on his game. but right now Lebron is a better overall player. i dont know how any one can even debate this.. durant is the better scorer, but lebron is dominant on both ends of the court.


wusah, wusah...chill homie. When USA needed a big 3 Durant was water. :cool: LeBron was Magic, Durant was Kerr + Gervin. The closest strategy to stopping him was playing a box 1 against him, and that's something LeBron sees all the time, but that's how good Durant was in the olympics.

wusah lol

lebron stood out to me. imo carmelo was just as good as durant. .




1. Lebron
2. Durant
3. Melo

After that, it was just useful players.

Lebron, Durant, and Melo won games for Team USA.

lebron stood out to me and then melo and durant.



lets be real if melo got the touches of just kobe he would of been mvp. Considering his usage and how well he did, Melo has elevated to GODMELO.

i dunno about god melo.. but he was impressive in the time given to him no doubt.


LeBron, Melo and Durant. In that order.

i can agree with that.

bucketss
08-14-2012, 05:25 PM
Carmelo Anthony also got to the line more than Lebron James in 8 minutes less of playing time. If these games were adjusted per 40 minutes, Carmelo would be the best player by far had it not been for Lebron's facilitation. However, it's easy to facilitate when you have the 4 best players in the world playing besides you.

It is a lot less easier to score the basketball in FIBA especially considering Carmelo was the only true scorer coming off the bench.

if its so easy than why didn't melo do it?

bucketss
08-14-2012, 05:29 PM
durant is over rated on psd. he is a scorer and he is not a two way player like lebron is right now. he has a chance to be if he continues to improve on his game. but right now Lebron is a better overall player. i dont know how any one can even debate this.. durant is the better scorer, but lebron is dominant on both ends of the court.



wusah lol

lebron stood out to me. imo carmelo was just as good as durant. .



lebron stood out to me and then melo and durant.




i dunno about god melo.. but he was impressive in the time given to him no doubt.



i can agree with that.


i know lebron is better, but im just saying durant was clearly at the lowest 2nd in the olympics.

NY007
08-14-2012, 06:32 PM
It's funny how people just dismiss Melo, he was awesome thru the Olympics.. But nope haters gonna hate even when he's playing for team USA.

Kenny
08-14-2012, 06:49 PM
Melo was benched for Durant...that's all you need to know about Melo. Even the coaches didnt respect him.

:facepalm:


Why the heck is anyone arguing over who was MVP when USA only had 2 games they even had to put in some work. The rest they coasted.

JordansBulls
08-15-2012, 12:04 AM
It's funny how people just dismiss Melo, he was awesome thru the Olympics.

This

Bruno
08-15-2012, 03:06 PM
Durant was the leading scorer (scored 50 more points than LBJ throughout the Olympics).

Durant was the second leading rebounder for team USA, pulling down more rebounds than LBJ (behind only Kevin Love).

Durant lead team USA was most free-throws made throughout the Olympics (LeBron was 7th on team USA).

Durant had 18 blocks+steals combined throughout the Olympics. James had 13 blocks+steals.

Durant had a TS% of .691 while scoring 156 points throughout the Olympics.
James had a TS% of .662 while scoring 106 points throughout the Olympics.

Durant was 34/65 (52.3%) from downtown. James was 6/20 from downtown (30%).

Durant and James were tied in turnovers. James had more personal fouls.


Durant played more minutes, made more FGAs, made more threes, made more FTAs, scored more points (on higher efficiency) secured more rebounds, had more steals, and had more blocks throughout the Olympics. The only catagory James led Durant in was assists (45/21). Durant has a case for co-MVP quite easily.

http://www.usabasketball.com/misc/12_moly_stats_usa.pdf