LeBron James is not expected to play for Team USA anymore.
According to Yahoo! Sports, James, who has won two gold medals and a bronze medal in the Olympics, will choose a summer of rest instead of more hoops.
James, 28, will not play for USA Basketball during the 2013 world championships in Spain and is doubtful to participate in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, a source close to the Miami Heat forward told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday. USA Basketball executive director Jerry Colangelo also confirmed to Yahoo! Sports he doesn’t expect James to play next summer – and doesn’t plan to ask him.
It was only a matter of time until James made this decision. After three-straight seasons of going to the NBA Finals and taking a physical beating against the likes of the Celtics, Bulls and Pacers, it would be wise for James to take the summers off.
Even LeBron needs a break once in a while.