LeBron James will not be playing in the Rio Olympics 2016. LeBron has played in the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympic games and has opted out of this year. Reportedly, he stated, “I could use the rest.”
James still holds the title for the most Olympics medals (three) in men’s USA basketball history alongside Carmelo Anthony and David Robinson. James is not the only basketball star that has declined playing in this year Rio Olympics, including Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, and Kawhi Leonard. However, Klay Thompson, Carmelo Anthony, DeAndre Jordan, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, and DeMar DeRozan will play at this Summer games.