After hesitating at first, LeBron James now indicates that if he is healthy and the rules allow it, he would be interested in returning to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. James will be 31 years old but the reigning NBA MVP says that he would "love the opportunity" to represent his country again.
The news is huge for USA Basketball, which is much more likely to be successful at convincing other top stars to join the team if the game's best player is committed. James just finished up the most successful year of his career, combining an MVP season with a NBA Championship and a gold medal at the London Olympics.
Other stars on the 2012 team like Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams are uncommitted thus far. Kobe Bryant said following the 2012 Games that he would be retiring from international competition.