LeBron James will not play at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China but he may join Team USA for Tokyo 2020.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar has not played for USA Basketball since 2012 when he won the Gold Medal at the Olympics in London.
Per The Athletic, (via RealGM) James will skip the FIBA World Cup in China, which is the first USA Basketball competition coached by Gregg Popovich. James will be filming ‘Space Jam 2’.
“I love everything about Pop, obviously, but this is not a good summer for me,” James said.
James, however, hasn’t ruled out playing in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
“Yeah, that’s a possibility,” James said. “It depends on how I feel. I love the Olympics.”