LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks during the Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 NBA Championship victory parade and rally on June 22, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP
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LeBron James, who cemented his status as an NBA great in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to the championship this month, won't play for the USA at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.USA Basketball named a 12-man squad for the Games Monday that didn't include James, confirming last week's reports that he had withdrawn from consideration for the team.Cleveland star guard Kyrie Irving, who played a key role alongside James in bringing the first sports title to Cleveland since 1964 with the Cavs' seven-game NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors, is on the 12-man squad that will try to bring a third straight Olympic gold home to the United States.
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