LeBron James Says Dream 3-On-3 Teammates Would Be Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson
Whether Or Not Lebron James Joins The Lakers In Free Agency, It’s Time To Set Aside The Hate
Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

It was recently announced that a new Olympic event will be added to the 2020 Tokyo games, as in addition to traditional 5-on-5 basketball there will also be 3-on-3 basketball.

While it is currently unclear what players what play in a tournament of that type, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James was recently asked if he would be interested.

James said that he would need to know more about the format before committing to play in something like that, and he also is a bit wary of how he game would translate to a 3-on-3 game, via Doug Feinberg of NBC Sports:

“It’s great for basketball,” he said. “For us to be able to add another category to the Olympics, another basketball category, I think it’s pretty great. I haven’t seen the full layout of how they plan on executing it … are they going to use NBA guys, are they going to use college guys. I’m not quite sure.

“I’m not very good in a 3-on-3 thing. I’m more of a 5-on-5 guy. 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 did name who he would want his teammates to be though if he could choose from any player that’s ever played:

LeBron James knows who his dream teammates would be in a 3-on-3 competition at the 2020 Olympics – Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.

A team of James, Michael Jordan, and Magic Johnson would be tough to beat, as they all have a tremendous combination of speed, six and athleticism. Both James and Johnson are more suited for the 5-on-5 game though because of their court vision and shooting liabilities.

James was also asked what current players he would want to be on a team with, and he said that he would have to think about that one.

You May Also Like

Lakers News: LaVar Ball Loves Relationship And ‘Down To Earth’ Talks With Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka

Though things would eventually quiet down as the season went on, LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie…

Lakers May Have To Rely On Buyout Market Rather Than Trades To Fill Roster Holes

Despite their current four-game losing streak, the Los Angeles Lakers have proven they are one of the best teams in the…

Lakers News: LeBron James Named NBA Western Conference Player Of The Week (12/9-12/15)

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been named 2019-20 NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for…

Lakers News: Rich Paul Reflects On Anthony Davis Trade Request With Pelicans

When Anthony Davis requested a trade in Jan. 2019 from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers, many felt…