LeBron James, Stephen Curry named among NBA stars for Team USA

LeBron James, Stephen Curry to play last Olympics as retirement looms. — Reuters/Files
LeBron James, Stephen Curry to play last Olympics as retirement looms. — Reuters/Files

USA Basketball on Wednesday unveiled the men’s national basketball squad for the United States for the upcoming Olympics — many of whom on the roster are recognisable.

The national basketball team for Olympics 2024 includes major names like LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant and more.

Durant and James are the only players on the roster with appearances in multiple Summer Games, with the Phoenix Suns star playing in his fourth game after winning gold in 2012, 2016 and 2020.

Meanwhile, the LA Lakers star making his first team appearance since 2012.

Additionally, Curry, along with Tyrese Haliburton, Joel Embiid, Anthony Edwards and Kawhi Leonard will be playing in their first Olympic Games while Devin Booker, Jayson Tatum, Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis and Bam Adebayo will mark their second Olympic appearances.

Edwards, 22, is the youngest player on the roster and James, 39, is the oldest.

The Olympic Games are seen as a last hurrah for James, Curry and Durant, who have never played together on an international stage, as they are likely to retire by the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Team USA, which will be coached by Steve Kerr this time, has won gold at in men’s basketball at every Summer Olympics since 2008. 

The National Basketball Association’s biggest stars headed to Paris this summer include:

  • Bam Adebayo
  • Devin Booker
  • Steph Curry
  • Anthony Davis
  • Kevin Durant
  • Anthony Edwards
  • Joel Embiid
  • Tyrese Haliburton
  • Jrue Holiday
  • LeBron James
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • Jayson Tatum

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