LeBron James Names His Dream 3-On-3 Team
LeBron James has said that he most likely won’t be playing in the new 3-on-3 competition at the 2020 Olympics. But if he did he knows who he would want on his squad. The Associated Press asked the Cleveland Cavaliers star who would be his dream teammates for a 3-on-3 squad and he didn’t hesitate to name leaders of the 1992 Dream Team, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. That fearsome threesome would make for some very problematic defensive matchups for the world.
When LeBron was asked what current players he would want to go to war with during a 3-on-3 tournament, he didn’t provide an answer. “I don’t know, I have to think about it,” James said on Sunday before practice as he got ready for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
James said that fans shouldn’t expect to see him in the 3-on-3 event that was added last Friday by the International Olympic Committee, but was excited about the new addition. “It’s great for basketball,” James said. “For us to be able to add another category to the Olympics, another basketball category, I think it’s pretty great.”
“I’m not very good in a 3-on-3 thing. I’m more of a 5-on-5 guy,” the all-world player said. “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.”
The NBA has yet to state whether the league will allow their players to participate in the competition. “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,” LeBron commented. “I’m not quite sure.”
A squad of LeBron, MJ, and Magic? That’s ridiculous. How do you stop that team? They can defend, pass, shoot, have size and strength.