LeBron James says he'll make decision on Olympics right after the NBA season is over

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has been vague about his potential participation in the 2016 Olympic Games for the past couple of years. He has repeatedly said that he loves playing for Team USA, but has not committed to going to Rio de Janeiro when given chances to do so, even though USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said last summer that he thought James wanted to.

The subject came up again on Tuesday, following the news that Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry will skip the Olympics. James did not provide any clarity.

"I'm just now hearing about Steph pulling out," James said. "But my decision has never been on anyone either playing on the team or being invited or not playing. I haven't made a decision yet and I probably will make it right after the season is over."

Team USA's roster will surely be affected by players who are worried about the Zika virus, and injuries and free agency are always factors, too. A source told the Bay Area News Group's Marcus Thompson that James is among those concerned about Zika. There's also the fact that he has played into June for the last six seasons. If he decides to sit out, no one should blame him.

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LeBron James is uncertain about playing for Team USA this summer. USATSI
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