LeBron James is considering a return to the Tokyo Olympic. James a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian were between 44 players declared by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Olympic 2020 Games this summer. James played in the years 2004, 2008 and 2012, for helping the U.S. win gold in his new two arrivals.
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The pool covers 19 players who have won a total of 31 gold medals in either Summer Games or World Cup race for the Americans including nine players who took the Olympic label for USA Basketball in Rio de Janeiro four years ago.
I have always preserved that fairness is significant, USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo told The Associated Press. And you earn equity by sharing. So, we think they’ve received the right to be named to the overall roster for USA Basketball. It’s pretty elite. It’s a tremendous pot and the good news is they have all said they want to play.
Should LeBron participate in the Tokyo Olympic, he would tie Carmelo Anthony’s record of four Olympic presences on the men’s national team. LeBron won bronze in 2004 gold in 2008 and 2012. Durant and Chris Paul would be only the fourth and fifth players to contest in three Olympic.
Over the course of the remainder of the NBA season, we will continue to monitor all of the athletes. Selecting the 12-man USA roster will clearly be a tremendously challenging and difficult progression, and we will again attempt to select the very best team possible to signify our country and who we hope will be successful in our difficult mission of repeating as Tokyo Olympic champions for a fourth consecutive Olympic 2020.
James has played in 68 competitions for the U.S. national squad and has said several times over the past year or so that he is thinking about another Olympic after sitting out the Rio Games for the variability of reasons. Part of the interest in joining this summer is to have the chance to play for U.S. coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs.