June 11th, 2017

LeBron James, Other NBA Stars not Expected to Participate in 3-on-3 at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love (John Kuntz/Northeast Ohio Media Group)

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are set to add five new sports to the 2020 games, the most intriguing being 3-on-3. The games will be played with a 12-second shot clock, a half court set, and scoring goes by ones and twos. The game will be won by whichever team has the most points at the end of a ten minute period, or whenever either of the teams makes it to 21 points. The teams consist of four players three on the court and one substitution. The ball used is slightly smaller than an NBA ball.

With 5-on-5 using mostly NBA players, and very few college. A new question arises of whether or not NBA players will take part in the games.  NBA writer for HoopsHype, Alex Kennedy,  has spoken to some NBA players about the 3-on-3 games. The results so far have been that the players will not take part in the games.


When asked whether or not LeBron James would play, he said that he was more into 5-on-5 rather than 3-on-3.

LeBron wants to stick to 5-on-5 basketball, which we can’t blame him since he’s the most dominant player in the game of basketball. Why would he need to prove himself in a game of pickup?


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