LeBron James says he won’t play in the 2021 Olympics

2021-06-04T14:53:22+00:00 2021-06-04T14:57:22+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

04/Jun/21 14:53

Eurohoops.net

Team USA will be without LeBron James in the Olympic Games.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

LeBron James’ upcoming summer will not include the 2021 Olympic Games.

After the Los Angeles Lakers‘ eliminating loss to the Phoenix Suns in Game 6, James said that

“I think I’m going to play for the Tune Squad  this summer instead of the Olympics,” James said, referring to Space Jam 2 that is premiering on July 16. “That’s my focus on, trying to beat the Monstars or the Goon Squad [that’s how] we call them now. I didn’t have much success against the Suns so now so I’m gearing my attention to the Goon Squad.”

LeBron, 36, has plenty of reasons to spend his offseason focusing on getting to optimal shape ahead of 2021-2022. This season marked a first-time elimination in the first round of the playoffs and the first season he won’t play in the Finals since 2011 so he will be looking to bounce back next year.

He also wants to work on his ankle that has been bothering him since the sprain he suffered in March.

“It’s [offseason] going to work wonders for me, LeBron said. “Obviously, I don’t talk about rest during the season, I don’t even like to put my mind and frame into that. It makes me weak. But an offseason, I got an opportunity to rest. We have three months to recalibrate and get my ankle to 100 percent, where it was before the Atlanta game. And that’s the most important thing for me.”