Jerry Colangelo: I think LeBron James wants to be part of Team USA


LeBron James said he wanted to play in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Then, he reportedly leaned toward skipping them.

Next, he hoped to compete.

The last two checks have revealed indecision and indecision.

But USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo believes he has a read on LeBron’s plan.

Colangelo on SiriusXM (hat tip: James Herbert of

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.