Is LeBron on the Olympic Team 2021?
After the LA Lakers were ousted in the first round of the NBA playoffs, LeBron used his post-series press conference to say he was sitting out of the 2021 Olympics.
What is LeBron James record in the Olympics?
In the U.S. Olympic men’s career record book, James is No. 1 for assists (88); tied for No. 2 with David Robinson for most games played (24); is No. 3 in points (273) and rebounds (95); is tied for No.
Why is LeBron not on Olympic team?
James, 37, suffered an ankle injury that sidelined him for a month during the season, before he returned and re-injured himself in the last game before the play-offs. He has already won three Olympic medals, but sat out Rio 2016 and is not expected to ever play for Team USA again.
Do Olympic athletes get paid?
The International Olympic Committee, the Games’ organizing body, doesn’t pay any athletes who participate in a particular Olympiad, or give out prize money for medals. It’s akin to how leagues like the NFL and the NBA don’t pay players; instead, individual teams in the league are responsible for providing compensation.