Could the USA Men’s Basketball team have some competition in the Olympics this year? With the way players are dropping out of one of the most prestigious events in all of sports, that may be the case by the time we get to Rio.

We’ve already heard that Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, and James Harden have all withdrawn themselves from contention for a spot on the team. Now it appears the biggest star of them all is leaning toward passing on the event.

Just before the Cavaliers‘ championship parade, LeBron James was asked on whether he would pass on the Olympics.

“That's what I'm thinking right now,” James told's Chris Haynes.

It goes without saying that the loss of King James leaves a major void on the team that no other player can fill. Not to mention, the loss of the best player in the world from the Olympics may persuade other star players to follow suit.

However, if there’s any player in the world that deserves a break to rest, it’s LeBron James. Six straight NBA Finals appearances tend to cause a lot of wear-and-tear on the body.

As for the Men’s National team, this is America. Even if all of our major basketball stars dropped out, you would have to imagine we would still be the heavy favorite. Plus, we’ve still got Kevin Durant.

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