LeBron James said he wanted to play in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Next, he hoped to compete.
But USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo believes he has a read on LeBron’s plan.
I think LeBron wants to be part of it.
The United States qualified for the 2016 Olympics by winning last year’s World Cup. So, the Americans don’t need LeBron for a qualifying tournament sooner.
But Colangelo has valued commitment to the program. If LeBron wants a roster spot, he’ll surely get one. Sometime, maybe soon though, he’ll have to affirm his desire to play.