July 16, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; United States guard LeBron James (6) stands on the court against Brazil in the first half at Verizon Center. Team USA won 80-69. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James hints that he'll play on Team USA at 2016 Rio Olympics

The Miami Heat are trying to win their third NBA title in a row, and that has everything to do with the amazing leadership of LeBron James. But Miami isn’t the only team he’s ever led to glory, as his role on the 2012 Team USA basketball team at the London Olympics helped ease tensions between LeBron and the general NBA public, as winning a gold medal seemed to erase LeBron as a villain in the minds of a lot of people.

But while he led Team USA to gold medal glory in 2012, there have been serious questions about whether or not he’ll be involved with the team that heads to Rio in 2016. Despite a report this summer that stated LeBron was pretty much done playing for Team USA, the Heat star said it’s too early to say either way what he’ll do in 2016.

Per FOXSports Florida:

“I don’t know where I stand for 2016…Obviously, if I’m healthy in 2016 that summer, if I can get to leading our country by playing, then that would be great to be a part of that…But I can’t commit to it right now”

That’s not a definitive answer either way, but it’s sounding like LeBron is indeed eyeing a roster spot on Team USA for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Like he said, it’s too early to say what will happen, but let’s not count him out just yet.

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