LeBron: I Don’t Respect Colangelo’s Olympics Comments
"There are no free passes to London," Colangelo told Yahoo! Sports shortly after James made his statements on Wednesday.
"There are no special rules for anyone. If someone decides to pass [the World Championships] without a legit issue, they do it with an understanding of the risk."
James was clearly upset by the statements and reacted strongly on Sunday.
"There’s a lot that goes on with being a professional athlete other than just basketball," he said. "I think everyone in the USA knows what type of commitment these guys have made, including myself, since 2003. I’m not trying to bash Jerry or anything like that because he’s a good guy and I respect him. [But] I don’t respect that [statement] because of the commitment we’ve all given to the USA."