- LeBron James led the USA to gold medals in Beijing (2008) and London (2012)
- James has reportedly called ‘multiple stars’ to recruit them to join him in Paris
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Two-time Olympic gold medalist LeBron James is reportedly ready to commit to the 2024 Paris Summer Games.
James, 38, led Team USA to the top of the podium in Beijing (2008) and London (2012) and also won a bronze at Athens in 2004.
The NBA’s all-time leading scorer did not play for the gold medal-winning American sides in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 or in Tokyo in 2021.
But, according to The Athletic, James has already called ‘multiple stars’ to recruit them to join him in the French capital next summer.
They include Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Jayson Tatum and Draymond Green.
LeBron James is reportedly ready to commit to Team USA for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games
James, 38, led Team USA to the top of the podium in Beijing (2008) and London (2012)
The US is expected to field a strong team following a disappointing fourth-place finish at this month’s FIBA World Cup.
USA Basketball managing director Grant Hill said he is aware of James’ interest.
Over the weekend, Mikal Bridges pulled off an overtime-forcing miracle, but it wasn’t enough to keep the US from heading home from the FIBA World Cup empty-handed.
After 87 years of waiting, Canada again medaled on one of basketball’s biggest stages, beating the US 127-118 in the third-place game in Manila on Sunday.
James has reportedly called NBA stars to recruit them to join him, including Kevin Durant (L)
The US failed to medal for the second consecutive World Cup. It’s only the seventh time in 38 appearances at the Olympic or World Cup level that an American team did not emerge with gold, silver or bronze.
‘The United States hasn’t won the World Cup since 2014,’ US coach Steve Kerr said.
‘It’s hard. These teams in FIBA are really good, well-coached, they’ve got continuity and they’ve played together for a long time. This is difficult and it’s been difficult already.’
The Americans were the favorites coming into the tournament, then lost three of their last four games.