USA Basketball seems primed for a strong showing at the Tokyo Olympics. In fact, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has high hopes for the Olympic team.
On Thursday morning, James posted an encouraging message for Team USA on his Twitter account. He sounds very pleased with the current roster.
“Damn I love this Team USA Men’s Senior Team this summer,” James wrote. “Good luck fellas.”
The roster for Team USA features Bam Adebayo, Bradley Beal, Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Jerami Grant, Draymond Green, Jrue Holiday, Zach LaVine, Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, Khris Middleton and Jayson Tatum.
James’ message on Twitter included emojis of the American flag and a gold medal.
Damn I love this @usabasketball Men’s Senior Team this summer. Good luck fellas! 🇺🇸🥇
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 8, 2021
It’s nice to see James showing his support for Team USA before they take off for Tokyo.
Unfortunately, the days of seeing James compete in the Olympics are most likely over. At least that’s what USA Basketball Director Jerry Colangelo believes.
“I would think so,” Colangelo said when asked if we’ve seen the last of LeBron in the Olympics. “Father Time takes his toll… LeBron made his choices these last couple of Olympics not to participate because he’s got a lot going on in his life. He made his contribution… but I think his time is over.”
The preliminary round for Team USA will begin on July 25. They will take on France in what should be a very fun contest.