LeBron James Pulls Out of Rio Olympics After Historic NBA Finals Win: 'I'm Too Tired'
LeBron James claims it's his own fatigue, and not the Zika virus, that led to his decision to bow out of the Rio Olympics.
LeBron James is opting out of the Olympics.
The Cleveland Cavaliers star is not blaming the Zika virus. Instead, he says he’s ''too tired'' following his historic NBA Finals victory Sunday night.
Others pulling out of the Rio games include his most recent adversary, Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry, who says an ankle injury is keeping him out of Rio.
Golfer Rory Mclroy says he's not going and it's all because of Zika.
"Even though the risk of infection from the Zika virus is considered low, it is a risk, nonetheless, and a risk I am unwilling to take," he said Thursday.
Unlike James and Curry, one Team USA basketball player who's excited to play in Rio is New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, who posted to Twitter:
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) June 24, 2016
Meanwhile the Zika threat isn't scaring away the U.S. Olympic rowing team.
Inside Edition caught up with them as they got in some last minute training in Princeton, New Jersey.
One member, Glenn Ochal, said: “I think we will take the necessary precautions to stay healthy and stay clean.”
“I have no intention of getting pregnant prior to or immediately following the games,” said Meghan Musnicki.
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