US men’s basketball coach Gregg Popovich should not be counting on LeBron James and Anthony Davis for this summer’s Olympic team, according to a report Monday that the Lakers stars will skip the Tokyo Games.
Citing a source close to both players, The Athletic reported that James and Davis made their decisions due to their injury-plagued seasons.
James played only 45 of 72 games this season because of ankle issues. Davis appeared in just 36 games due to a variety of injuries, including a calf strain and Achilles tendinosis. He was hampered in the playoff by a groin strain and a hyperextended knee.