Two Olympic gold medals and a bronze medal are likely going to be enough for LeBron James, who is expected to be finished with his international basketball career.
The news comes from Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears:
James, 28, will not play for USA Basketball during the 2013 world championships in Spain and is doubtful to participate in the 2016 Olympicsin Brazil, a source close to the Miami Heat forward told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday. USA Basketball executive director Jerry Colangelo also confirmed to Yahoo! Sports he doesn't expect James to play next summer – and doesn't plan to ask him.
It's not as if he has anything left to prove on that stage.
James has already accomplished plenty with Team USA. He won two Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012), one Olympic bronze medal (2004) and one bronze medal at the FIBA World Championships (2006) in less than a decade.
He's going to be 29 during next summer's FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain and 31 during the Rio Olympics in 2016.
That doesn't exactly make him ancient, but when you consider the mileage he has already put on his body, it's not surprising that he wants a little more free time during the summers.
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