LeBron James' Olympic career likely over, according to Team USA's Jerry Colangelo

USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo stated that LeBron James should not be seen wearing red, white, and blue again. Colangelo, 36, said that "Father Time takes its toll." "... "... LeBron chose not to compete in the Olympics these past two years because he has a lot going on in life. He gave his time and was appreciated. But I believe his time is up. James has decided to skip the Olympic cycle. However, he said that he watched "em" in 2016 and that he wished if a medal was won by Team USA in Rio de Janeiro. James has played in 68 games and participated in three Olympics while playing for Team USA. For the 2004 Games at Athens, USA Basketball was his first assignment. The Americans lost to Puerto Rico in their opening game. He then dropped two more games to settle for bronze. He was a member of the 2008 Redeem Team, won gold in Beijing and then took home another gold medal in London four years later. Only two of the Team USA players from 2016 are returning to Tokyo Games -- Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Kevin Love, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward, have been included in the squad. This has attracted some of the most intense scrutiny. Colangelo however defended Love's inclusion to the roster, stating that Team USA needed another large man and that the American pipeline is lacking options. "The NBA's bigs are mostly international players. They aren't American players. "We haven't developed bigs in the same way as they have in other nations," Colangelo stated to Keyshawn, JWill, and Zubin. He also suggested that having a bigger man could be considered insurance.


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