Los Angeles Lakers superstar and four-time NBA champion LeBron James won a bronze medal with Team USA that he disappointed during the 2004 Summer Olympics, but went on to win gold in in 2008 and 2012.
It looks like it will be for his Olympic career.
During an appearance in ESPN’s “Keyshawn, JWill & Zubin Show,” USA Basketball general manager Jerry Colangelo explained that the all-time 36-year-old has likely represented his country on the biggest stage for the last time. back.
“You know, Father Time takes its toll,” Colangelo said. “… If you’re a human being, your body is built to go that far depending on what your sport is, and then it’s a downhill situation. LeBron has made choices these last two Olympics not to participate because he has a lot of the things that happen in his life. So he put in his time, he made a contribution that is appreciated, but I think his time is over. “
James didn’t play in the 2016 Summer Games. He picked part of the next tournament after dealing with a serious ankle injury this past NBA season that he he said in May it could slow him down for the rest of his playing days.
“I knew I wasn’t going to get back to 100%. It’s impossible,” James said of the contrast at the time. “I don’t think I’ll ever go back to 100% in my career.”