AKRON, Ohio (AP) – LeBron James will not chase gold this summer in the Rio Olympics.
Agent Rich Paul told The Associated Press on Thursday night that James informed USA Basketball that he has withdrawn from consideration.READ MORE: Erie Surgeon Who Has Battled Coronavirus Undergoes Successful Double-Lung Transplant At UPMC Presbyterian
James won gold medals in the last two Olympics. He led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA title this week, his sixth straight appearance in the finals.READ MORE: Building Partially Collapses In Perry South
The 31-year-old James wanted to wait until after the season until making a decision about Rio, which would have been his fourth Olympics. He’s the latest big name to drop from the U.S. squad, following two-time MVP Stephen Curry, James Harden and Chris Paul.MORE NEWS: 94-Year-Old World War II Veteran From Allegheny Co. Finally Receives High School Diploma
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