Report: LeBron James to attend portion of USA Basketball minicamp
Yahoo! Sports reported last week that James planned to attend the minicamp, which runs from Aug. 11 to Aug. 13. James will only attend a portion of the camp because it coincides with his foundation's annual Family Reunion event, according to USA Today.
ESPN's Dave McMenamin reports that James will attend the camp for one day before returning to Ohio for the event.
Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard,Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, Rockets guard James Harden, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love are among those who will reportedly attend the minicamp. Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is reportedly still deciding whether to attend.
USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo has mandated any player that wants to compete for a spot in next summer's Olympics must attend the minicamp, even if they can't participate due to injury. Durant and Love are not expected to compete due to injury.
Colangelo said Monday that Indiana Pacers forward Paul George will attend a minicamp meeting but will not participate. George sustained a compound fracture in his leg during a scrimmage for Team USA last summer and missed most of the 2014–15 NBA season.
James has not yet decided whether he will play for the United States in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
- Molly Geary