Basketball Wiretap

LeBron James Remains Committed To Team USA For 2024 Olympics

Feb 18, 2024 7:11 PM

LeBron James said he's unsure how many NBA seasons he'll continue to play for. However, James did confirm he's committed to Team USA for this summer's 2024 Paris Olympics, provided he's healthy enough to play.

"I told myself before the season when I committed to being a part of the Olympic team, obviously it was all predicated on my health," James said. "As it stands right now, I am healthy enough to be on the team and perform at a level that I knew I could perform at."

James last played for Team USA at the 2012 Olympics in London. The United States went undefeated in those Games, capped off by beating Spain in the gold medal game.

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Ricky Rubio May Rejoin Spanish National Team

Feb 13, 2024 9:48 AM

Ricky Rubio recently returned the court for practices with Barcelona. Rubio's next step could be to rejoin the Spanish National Team.

Rubio was one of 14 players asked to join practices ahead of EuroBasket Qualifiers that will take place later in February. It's unknown if Rubio will play in the qualifiers at this point.

Rubio missed last summer's FIBA World Cup. The last time he suited up for Spain was at the 2021 Summer Olympics.

Spain will host a EuroBasket qualifier against Latvia on February 22. A few days later, Spain will play at Belgium on February 25.

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