Lebron James will not participate in this year’s Olympic games in Rio. James has decided to skip this year’s games in order get some rest.
According to the Bleacher Report,
The All-Star forward played in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. The 2004 team settled for a bronze medal, which led to a complete overhaul of the USA basketball program. The squad then won gold medals in 2008 and 2012.
Gennadi Volnov and Sergei Belov of the former USSR are the only men’s basketball players in history with four Olympic medals. James and Carmelo Anthony are tied with David Robinson for the most Olympic medals (three) in men’s USA basketball history. Teresa Edwards won four gold medals and one bronze with the U.S. women’s team.
After the draining season that James has had this does not come as a surprise. James is not the only star who won’t be playing this year. Ballers Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard have also decided to rest this summer.