LeBron James won’t be in attendance for Team USA’s first minicamp with Gregg Popovich.
According to ESPN, which cited multiple sources familiar with James’ plans, the new Laker will not participate in USA Basketball’s minicamp in Las Vegas next week.
James was spotted at Los Angeles’ summer league game in Las Vegas over the weekend, though he isn’t expected to be there next week.
James didn’t play in the 2016 Rio Games but the two-time Olympic gold medalist was one of 35 players included in a roster pool released by Team USA in April. It will be shortened to 12 prior to the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Team USA’s minicamp is scheduled for July 25-27 at UNLV’s Mendenhall Center.