LeBron James unsure about playing in 2016 Rio Olympics

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After Team USA's gold-medal winning performance in the 2012 London Olympics, LeBron James told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt that he wasn't sure about playing in 2016.

The point might be moot if David Stern's concept of only allowing players 23 years and under compete in 2016 becomes practice. James will be 31 in 2016. But coming off perhaps his finest all-around year of basketball — complete with an NBA championship, NBA Finals MVP award and an Olympic gold medal — there's little reason to believe James wouldn't be among the top veteran considerations for the team.

James is only a maybe at this point, but both Kobe Bryant and head coach Mike Krzyzewski have said they will not return in 2016.