James' 3-on-3? Johnson, Jordan

Lynette Rowe
June 14, 2017

The International Olympic Committee officially added 3-on-3 basketball to the games a week ago and we can't wait. 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", James said.

"I don't know, I have to think about it", James said.

The Tokyo Olympics in 2020 will be "more youthful, more urban", according to IOC President Thomas Bach after he added 3-on-3 basketball to the program. "I haven't seen the full layout of how they plan on executing it; and are they going got use National Basketball Association guys or are they going to use college guys?" And with a 3-on-3 community already thriving in America and representing the States in FIBA competition, there's also a chance that some amateurs will get the opportunity to play basketball for Team USA. Right now, it's anyone's guess.

When asked by the AP which current players he'd love to team with, James was a bit more cautious. "And Kyle [Korver] would be a really good three-on-three player because he moves without the ball and he can catch-and-shoot the [expletive] out of it". Each team will have four players - three starters and one substitute. James says he is unlikely to compete in the 3-on-3 basketball at the Tokyo Olympics.

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"Found out some more information on the 3-on-3 event in the Olympics", Patrick said on his radio show. I think that can be like that for 3-on-3. With Magic and LeBron's combination of size and passing ability put together with Jordan's 1-on-1 scoring ability, defense and elite competitiveness, it would be hard for any other threesome to get within 20 points.

He won't be participating himself, but LeBron did share his excitement regarding the future event, telling reporters he thinks it's great for the sport. "They will definitely want to reward countries that have been doing a lot of 3-on-3 activities". Those three would wreak so much havoc that the court might shake and split beneath them.

While the famous chasedown block of Andre Iguodala in Game 7 of last year's Finals alluded to above probably takes the cake considering the stakes of the moment, the self-oop was perhaps an equally impressive feat of awe-inspiring athletic ability, grace, power, and innovation.

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