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Erik Spoelstra

James becoming leader for Team USA

Go ahead, admit it. You like this LeBron James. You like our country's best basketball ambassador at the Olympics, the greatest all-around player in the world already proving it at these Games. You like how James defers to elder statesman Kobe Bryant out of respect and connects with Coach K well enough to talk to Mike Krzyzewski about everything from leadership styles to tattoo designs. You like how James facilitates Team USA's offense to involve everybody on a team full of stars, as he did selflessly in Sunday's 98-71 rout of France in an Olympic opener. You like the newfound maturity James showed afterward when remembering this trip across the Atlantic offered more...