Summer Olympics 2012

12 Hot Male Olympians

Talent, swagger and good looks too – see why it's so game on for these elite medal contenders of the London Games


Sport: Basketball
Though he's no longer Cleveland's native son after abandoning the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, the NBA All-Star – and newly minted NBA champ – is otherwise one of the most popular sports figures in the world and possibly the best all-around pro star on the court today. The versatile baller, 27, is arguably the strongest player on the U.S. team, which is favored to bring back gold from London. And he says the 2012 group is every bit as good as the 1992 Dream Team, which featured greats including Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, to whom he's often compared. "We can stack up with those guys," James said.