Even after the United States men’s basketball team got the better of Serbia to win its third straight Olympic gold medal, you’d have trouble placing this group among the greatest teams in USA history.
For all the great athletes who decided to bypass the 2016 Rio Olympics, there was one whose absence was felt more than the rest — NBA superstar LeBron James. Luckily, when Team USA steps on the floor at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, a team assembled on royals may not be without its king.
From Mike Krzyzewski, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will take over head-coaching duties of Team USA following the Rio Games. While speaking about the chance of playing for Pop, the King had this to say: “it’d be pretty awesome to be able to actually play for the best NBA coach of all time.” with Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today Sports.
This doesn’t automatically mean James will lace up for Team USA in 2020, however, it’s definitely an indicator that he’s thinking about it — and he’s not the only one.