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Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James might have a ton on his plate tonight—you know, with that whole Game 5 of the NBA Finals between his Cavs and the Golden State Warriors—but the four-time league MVP took some time to talk about the news that the Olympics just decided to implement a 3-on-3 competition for the 2020 Tokyo Games.
James, who is an absolute basketball nut, historian and aficionado knows about as much about the sport as he does about dominating it. So, naturally, people just had to ask James one simple question following the Olympics news: "LeBron, who would you choose to be on your all-time, 3-on-3 dream team?"
Talking to the Associated Press, here's how he replied, via FOX Sports, James said that he'd want to play with Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson or Larry Bird—quite the formidable trio, don't you think?
However, don't expect LeBron James to be taking part in the competition in three years, because that's not really his type of game.., or so he says!
“I’m not very good in a 3-on-3 thing. I’m more of a 5-on-5 guy. I stay out of the 1-on-1 matchups during our practice, the 2-on-2 and the 3-on-3s. So probably not. I probably won’t be a part of the 3-on-3 matchup.”
“It’s great for basketball,” he said. “For us to be able to add another category to the Olympics, another basketball category, I think it’s pretty great. I haven’t seen the full layout of how they plan on executing it … are they going to use NBA guys, are they going to use college guys? I’m not quite sure."
As for which current NBA players he'd team up with, James was a bit more diplomatic, making sure he didn't single anyone out and playing things extremely close to the chest—as he often does with hypothetical questions like this.
”I don’t know, I have to think about it,” James said before practice Sunday as he prepared for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
With a current Big 3 of himself, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, maybe LeBron James is just trying to see if they can take down the mighty Warriors before suggesting they could tackle the rest of the world?
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