LeBron James among 44 other US Olympic basketball team finalists

In the summer, many USA basketball starts ditched the idea of competing in the FIBA World Cup. Now, perennial league All-Stars seek a return to the red, white, and blue.



February 11, 2020 - 10:25 AM

LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics.

James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — was among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James played in 2004, 2008 and 2012, helping the U.S. win gold in his most recent two appearances.

The pool includes 19 players who have won a total of 31 gold medals in either Olympic or World Cup competition for the Americans — including nine players who captured the Olympic title for USA Basketball in Rio de Janeiro four years ago.

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