AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – A longtime NBA writer is saying that Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James will be playing for the United States at the Olympics.
A message Saturday on the Twitter account of longtime NBA writer Peter Vecsey said James and Anthony had accepted Olympic invites.
James spoke at Cleveland's shootaround Sunday before a playoff game at Detroit and denied the report. When asked if he has committed to the Rio Games, he said: "I have not."
James would have a chance to win his third Olympic gold medal if he plays in Brazil this summer.
There is no word from Anthony if his has committed to Team USA.
Based on reporting by the Associated Press.