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USA Basketball: LeBron Among 12 Players Named To Olympic Roster

The Miami Heat forward looks to capture his second gold medal for Team USA, as it prepares for the London Games.

July 6, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Team USA forward LeBron James with guard Chris Paul (foreground) during practice at the UNLV Mendenhall Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
July 6, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Team USA forward LeBron James with guard Chris Paul (foreground) during practice at the UNLV Mendenhall Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Miami Heat forward LeBron James has been named to the U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team, which will compete in the London Games later this month. USA Basketball announced its 12-man roster Saturday evening. James, along with Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Deron Williams, was a part of the 2008 team that won the gold medal during the Beijing Olympics

One thing that sticks out about the 2012 team in its quest for the gold, though, remains size, as only three players are 6-foot-10 or taller. LeBron, as a result, could be forced to play at either power forward or center.

"We lost a lot of big guys, which hurt," USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters following practice on Friday. "But we have a lot of athleticism and we have to figure out how to use that to our best advantage."

Here is the complete roster in alphabetical order.

F Carmelo Anthony
G Kobe Bryant
C Tyson Chandler
F Kevin Durant
F Blake Griffin
G James Harden
F Andre Iguodala
F LeBron James
F Kevin Love
G Chris Paul
G Russell Westbrook
G Deron Williams

Follow all of SB Nation's Olympic coverage at our London 2012 Olympics hub page. For more on Team USA and LeBron as they gear up for the London Olympics, be sure to stay tuned to SB Nation Tampa Bay .

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