2012 Olympics | July 27 - August 12
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Picking Team USA for the 2016 Games

LeBron James, F, Heat Text: Chris Mannix, SI.com
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LeBron James, F, Heat

(age in Rio: 31)

USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo said he hopes the distinction of being team USA's first four-time Olympian will be enough of a carrot to lure James back one more time. (Rio would be four Olympics for Carmelo Anthony, too.) The three-time NBA MVP was a force in London, getting to the rim with ease when the Americans needed a basket and averaging 13.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists, including the first triple-double by a U.S. player in the Olympics. James also emerged as a vocal leader, adding to his value.
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