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On Friday the International Olympic Committee announced that 3-on-3 basketball has been officially added as an event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. And it didn’t take long for people to start fantasizing about an all-USA final featuring LeBron, Kevin Durant, and Russell Westbrook versus Steph Curry, Anthony Davis, and James Harden.
Unfortunately, that’s probably not going to happen. At least not with LeBron.
Speaking to reporters at an NBA Finals press conference on Sunday, LeBron said he thinks 3-on-3 basketball at the Olympics was a great idea, but that he almost certainly won’t be taking part.
“I think it’s great for basketball,” LeBron said. “For us to be able to add another category to the Olympics, another basketball category, I think it’s pretty great. I haven’t seen the full layout of how they plan on executing it and are they going to use NBA guys are they going to use college guys. I’m not quite sure.”
Then LeBron suddenly got all modest.
“I’m not very good in a 3-on-3 thing. I’m more of a 5-on-5 guy,” LeBron told reporters. “I stay out of the 1-on-1 matchups during our practice, the 2-on-2s and the 3-on-3s. So probably not. I probably won’t be part of the 3-on-3.”
Let’s hope he reconsiders.
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