LeBron James was a big part of Team USA basketball’s success during their dominant gold medal run at the 2012 London Olympics. It was the second gold medal that James has won and it came in the same year that he won the NBA MVP award and his first NBA championship but it may be the last gold that LeBron ever makes a run at.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant and Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski have both already announced their Olympic careers are over. James could be joining that group.
Per Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, James is uncertain whether or not he will commit to another gold medal run at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.
“It’s been a great run honestly. I don’t know if I’m going to be part of the 2016 team,” James said.
Of course, a lot can change in four years. If James still feels healthy and motivated to add to his growing legacy, he could very well suit up for the red, white and blue again. James will be 31 when the Rio games roll around so he will still have some fuel left in the tank.
At the 2012 Olympic games, James showed that he was the best player in the world. It would be a shame for the world’s brightest basketball star to sit out of the Olympics if he is still able to play.