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LeBron says he's game for London in 2012

Posted on: November 4, 2010 1:46 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Already, a number of high-profile players are committing to the 2012 Olympic games in London. Dwight Howard said he wants in. Kobe Bryant said he plans to play. Kevin Durant has already made it clear he's ready to be on the team.

Well, add LeBron James to the list.

LeBron told that he wants to be on the team if Coach K will have him.

"I would love to be a part of that team,” James said. "If (coach Mike Krzyzewski) needs me to be a part of that team, I’m available. Hopefully I’m healthy enough to be a part of that team. Coach K has my number."

However, LeBron's two running buddies didn't commit. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade both cited that the games are a a couple years away and they weren't ready to box themselves in to it quite yet. Understandable, of course, but a little weird considering some of their former 2008 teammates aren't having any problems joining up early.

(An aside: How crazy is it that we're talking about three guys potentially being on the Olympic roster all on the same team? That's just pretty much insane. It's hard enough to be considered one of the 12 absolute best players in the league and to fit on to that roster, yet the Heat might have three guys.)

The 2012 team is going to be an interesting one. Coach K and Jerry Colangelo really seemed pleased with the makeup of the 2010 World Championship squad, but of course adding in Kobe, LeBron and Dwight Howard will force out some of those. Then if Wade and Bosh join, plus Chris Paul, Deron Williams and whoever else, this team will likely have a similar look to the 2008 Redeem Team plus Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose.

But LeBron will be taking his talents to London in 2012. To be determined if his other two heads will join him.

Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:57 pm

LeBron says he's game for London in 2012

Derrick Rose? While he may be a great player, I'm just not a fan of scoring point guards. I like point guards who pass first and score second especially when you have guys like Kobe, LeBron, and Dwight. I am leaning towards more of a Stephen Curry, Brandon Jennings, or John Wall instead of Derrick Rose.

I'm sure we will see most of the Redeem Team back and that includes Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:33 pm

LeBron says he's game for London in 2012

It'll be interesting to see how Lebron will react to taking orders from the best NBA player in the league(Kobe Bryant)  I'm a die hard knicks fan so no bias there

Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:17 pm

LeBron says he's game for London in 2012

I have decided that I am going to take my talents to South Afghanistan.

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2010 2:48 pm

LeBron says he's game for London in 2012

Coach K just said he does't need him. Maybe Lebron make decision later that he's going to play for another country. LOL

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