LeBron James turned in a rather stellar 2012.
During the calendar year that ends in about a week, James won his third MVP award and his first NBA Finals MVP award along with securing his first NBA championship.
In the process, he was a walking highlight reel.
So far this season, James continues to be excellent, once again.
He's never before looked as relaxed and as comfortable with his own talents as he has in 2012, and he's a legitimate threat to win the MVP award again for a fourth time this season.
Sandwiched in between all of that is the Olympic gold medal that he obtained when he led Team USA to victory in London this past summer.
The 2012 definitive highlight reel that I've assembled, however, is meant to commemorate all of that while focusing on his most spectacular on-court, NBA action.
Besides not including James' run through the Olympics, I also didn't include ring ceremonies, trophy presentations or any other non-game related activities.
I forced myself to "limit" this highlight reel to 20 plays, too. There are certainly many more that are worthy of being mentioned—hundreds more in fact.
But these 20 highlights are meant to summarize the totality of range and talent that James displayed in NBA action over the course of this calendar year.
Also, specifically included, are two highlights from each postseason series along with plays from this current regular season as well as the previous one.