James has made 68 appearances for Team USA. His first Olympics came in 2004, when Team USA lost to Argentina in the semi-finals and settled for a bronze medal, before going on to lead the team to gold medals in 2008 and 2012. In those two tournaments, James averaged 28.5 points per game.
Lebron James was born on January 4th, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. He is an American basketball player who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
His personal life is very private and he does not like to talk about it in interviews. However, we do know that he has two children with his wife Savannah Murray-James - a son named LeBron Jr and a daughter named Bryce.
He started playing basketball when he was in school. The University of Miami offered him a full scholarship after one season, but he decided to go pro instead. He played three seasons for the Miami Heat before joining the Cleveland Cavaliers in July 2010. Since then, he has won several awards including the NBA MVP Award in 2016.
He is considered by many to be one of the best basketball players in the world. Sports experts believe that he will continue to improve his game and become even better in the future.
Lebron James has never won an Olympic medal but he did play in the 2004 Athens Games.
James has three Olympic medals: gold in 2008 and 2012, and bronze in 2004 Athens, when the US lost three games in a row, including a shocking loss to Puerto Rico in their opener. James did not compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where the United States won gold for the second time. He announced his decision not to go to the Olympics after winning his third medal.
Lebron James played high school basketball in Ohio before going on to become one of the best players in NBA history. He joined the Miami Heat as a 17-year-old rookie in 2003 and helped them win two championships within five years. In 2007, he started his own team, called "LeBron James' Cavaliers", and has been trying to bring a championship back to Cleveland ever since. The Cavaliers have never made it past the first round of the playoffs, but they did advance to the 2014 NBA Finals where they lost to the Golden State Warriors in seven games.
In 2008, James became only the second player in NBA history to score 100 points in a game when he reached this mark against the Chicago Bulls. The other player to do so is former Cavalier Michael Jordan who scored 105 points in 1992 game vs the New York Knicks. James also owns several other records including most career triple doubles (88) and most consecutive double doubles (93).
James, a three-time Olympian, said he's not sure if he'll play. The 35-year-old earned bronze in 2004, gold in 2008, and silver in 2012. He did not compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
"I'm not sure if I'll be there yet," James said according to ESPN. "But if I am, we'll see what happens."
If James does play, it will be his first game since losing in the quarterfinals of the 2015 World Championships. He missed all but four games that season due to injuries.
He also lost in the opening round of the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games.
Overall, James has won two gold medals and one silver at the Olympics. He also has five championship rings from his time with the Miami Heat.
The United States men's basketball team is the favorite to win the gold medal. They are ranked No. 1 by most polls. However, they have never beaten Japan in an official match so there is some doubt about how well they can perform on foreign soil.
Japan is making its third consecutive appearance at the Olympics and is looking to continue its perfect record against the U.S. A loss would be difficult to take though as they would fall to 9-0 behind USA.
Anthony has represented the United States in the Olympics four times, winning a bronze medal with the 2004 squad and gold medals with the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic teams. He was the all-time leader in points, rebounds, and games played for the United States Olympic team as of April 2016.
He was the first player in NBA history to score at least 20 points in each of his team's opening nine games of a season. The only other players to do so are Michael Jordan (10) and LeBron James (9).
He is one of three players in NBA history (along with Wilt Chamberlain and Karl Malone) to have won the scoring title before the age of 21. Anthony did this at 19 years old. He also leads the league in attempts made per game this season, proving that he is not afraid to use his size advantage over most defenders.
Anthony has been named an All-Star every year since 2006. He is the only player in NBA history to win both the regular season MVP and the Finals MVP award in the same year.
He has been ranked No. 1 by ESPN on its list of the "Top 100 Players of the Modern Era" (1995-present).
Anthony is the youngest player in NBA history to score 200 points in a season. He does this at age 27 years and 10 months old.