When the U.S. men’s basketball team took the Olympic title Sunday, it won the 46th gold medal for Americans in London, their highest total at a “road” Olympics. The U.S. — winners of 104 medals overall in London, easily the most of any country — won 45 golds at Paris in 1924 and Mexico City in 1968.
LeBron James recognized that winning gold means more than, well, winning gold.
“It means more than myself, it means more than my name on my back. It means everything to the name on the front,” he said.
The final numbers for the Americans in London won’t go down as record-setting for all Olympics.