Don’t expect LeBron James to drag out his free agent experience come the summertime. He sounds as if he plans to make that decision soon after the July 1 opening so that he can concentrate on the FIBA World Championship in Turkey this summer. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo told AOL Fanhouse that he was confident that James would return to Team USA.
When asked if he was closer to making a decision about his participation James said: ‘’I’ve got a really busy schedule and you guys already know my schedule what’s got to happen this summer,’’ he said. ‘’Once I take care of business I’ll be able to give a better commitment to the team.’’
He has a narrow window to take care of that business. Although Colangelo said that James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, should he participate, wouldn’t have to participate in the Las Vegas minicamp July 22-25, they would most certainly need to be in for the team’s training camp beginning Aug. 10.
‘’I’m looking forward to getting back to that team and being with those guys,’’ James said. ‘’ It’s a really strong team that we have at USA Basketball.’’
The World Championships begin Aug. 28 in Turkey.