The report says that LeBron James, Anthony Davis and other stars are ready to participate in the Olympics

Lakers forward LeBron James stands behind Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry
Lakers forward LeBron James, left, has been drafted Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry and other NBA stars will play for the United States at the Paris Olympics next summer, according to The Athletic. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

James Lebron He wants more Olympic gold.

Sure enough, he already has two such medals.

and, yes, Lakers The star will be 39 years old at that time Paris games Roll next summer.

But according to the article by athlete On Monday morning, that’s something James is willing to commit to, and a number of NBA superstars — including James’ Lakers teammate Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry And Draymond Green From the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant From Phoenix Suns And Jayson Tatum From Boston Celtics – are also ready to commit to it after being hired by James.

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Writers Shams Charania and Joe Vardon based their reporting on conversations with “multiple league sources.” Representatives for James did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. In addition to the group that James has recruited, several other stars are also mentioned in this report Devin Booker of the suns, Damian Lillard From Portland Trail BlazersD. Aaron Fox of Sacramento Kings And Kyrie Irving From Dallas Mavericks – They are interested in participating in the 2024 games.

James’ program was implemented even before the disappointing US national team Fourth place in the FIBA ​​World Cup This month, despite having 12 NBA players on the roster. The team was led by Anthony Edwards Minnesota Timberwolves (18.9 points per game), Austin Reeves of the Lakers (13.8 ppg) and Mikal bridges From Brooklyn Nets (13.6 pages), and the star power that is missing from the potential Paris list described by Charania and Vardon.

James won bronze with Team USA in 2004, followed by gold medals in 2008 and 2012. He has not played for the team since.

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This is a developing story. Will update when more information is available.

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