LeBron James, Kevin Durant Talk 2016 Olympic Participation

(ATR) Two of the world`s biggest basketball stars discuss their Rio 2016 aspirations. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Kevin Durant #5 and LeBron James #6 of the US Men's Senior National Team celebrates on the podium with the Gold Medal after their Men's Gold Medal Basketball Game against Spain on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the North Greenwich Arena on August 12, 2012 in London, England. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Kevin Durant #5 and LeBron James #6 of the US Men's Senior National Team celebrates on the podium with the Gold Medal after their Men's Gold Medal Basketball Game against Spain on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the North Greenwich Arena on August 12, 2012 in London, England. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

(ATR) Two of the world`s biggest basketball stars discuss their Rio 2016 aspirations.

Two-time gold medal winner LeBron James says he is unsure about participating in Rio de Janeiro, while star Kevin Durant said he intends to return to Team USA.

"I'm nowhere near there," James said to reporters after training camp practice for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"I haven't even thought about it too much. Obviously I know what's going on and what's happening. I haven't decided."

James, 29, participated in the last three Olympics for Team USA winning gold in 2008 and 2012, and bronze in 2004.

Durant, said he would "love" to have another shot at playing in the Olympics.

"Hopefully I'll be there," Durant told ESPN on Monday, deferring to USA Basketball chairman Jerry Coangelo and U.S. head coach Mike Krzyzewski who will make the final selections.

Durant pulled out of playing for Team USA ahead of the 2014 Basketball World Cup in Spain.

The United States automatically qualified for the basketball tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympics after winning the 2014 Basketball World Cup.

Written by Aaron Bauer

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