LeBron James believes the International Olympic Committee's recent decision to add 3-on-3 basketball to the 2020 Games in Tokyo will benefit the sport and its participants.
"I think it's great for basketball," James said Sunday, via ESPN. "For us to be able to add another category to the Olympics, another basketball category, I think it's pretty great."
However, that doesn't mean the Cavaliers star will represent Team USA in Tokyo.
"I'm not very good in a three-on-three thing, I'm more of a five-on-five guy," James said. "I stay out of the one-on-one matchups during our practice, the two-on-twos and the three-on-threes. So probably not. I probably won't be a part of the three-on-three matchup that it has to offer."
James already has three Olympic medals at home — a bronze from 2004 and gold medals from 2008 and 2012. With James out, J.R. Smith believes fellow Cavs teammates Kyrie Irving and Kyle Korver would be good fits for the new format.
"Kyrie for sure," Smith said. "He's probably the best one-on-one player already. 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."