LeBron James Would Pick Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson on Olympic 3-on-3 Team

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 12, 2017

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LeBron James doesn't appear likely to participate in the new three-on-three basketball event at the Summer Olympics, but he knew who he would choose if he could create an all-time team.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star picked Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan for his hypothetical team, according to Doug Feinberg of the Associated Press (via NBA.com).

When asked about current players, however, he only responded, "I don't know; I have to think about it."

The International Olympic Committee announced Friday it would add three-on-three basketball to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 for both men's and women's competitions. However, James explained Sunday that he is unlikely to participate in the new event.

"I'm not very good in a three-on-three thing. I'm more of a five-on-five guy," he said in his full comments, via NBA TV:

Still, it would be nice to dream about a potential trio of James, Johnson and Jordan, arguably the three best players in NBA history.

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When former Los Angeles Lakers coach Pat Riley recently said Johnson is the greatest player of all time, the five-time NBA champion instead corrected him to say James is the best, via ESPN.com.

"He has it and it just rubs off," Magic said. "He's just special."

Only in a video game can we see these three great players competing on the same team in all their primes. They would have likely been an unstoppable trio.