CLEVELAND, Ohio — LeBron James says his health and his family will determine whether he tries for a record third men’s basketball Olympic gold medal next summer.
James took part in USA Basketball’s minicamp Wednesday, satisfying chairman Jerry Colangelo’s mandate that anyone wanting to be considered for the 2016 roster show up this week in Las Vegas.
James suited up in a No. 27 jersey and worked out, though he won’t play in the Americans’ intrasquad exhibition Thursday because of a previous commitment back in Ohio.
The Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star could join Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul as the only three-time gold medalists, and he and Anthony would be the first Americans to appear in four Olympics.
James says he’s “not penciling it in, as of now, for next summer” and that all decisions go through his family.