There is significant interest from NBA superstars, including former gold-medal winners LeBron James and Anthony Davis, in participating with USA Basketball in the 2024 Paris Games. Stephen Curry is also considering making his debut in the Olympics at some point in the future.
According to sources who spoke with NBA Online Betting PH, Curry has stated that he would be interested in playing for Steve Kerr, his current coach with the Golden State Warriors.
According to sources of NBA Online Betting PH, other players who were a part of the 2021 team that won the gold medal in Tokyo but didn’t play in the FIBA World Cup this summer are also candidates to return to the team. These players include two-time gold medalist Draymond Green, Jayson Tatum, and Devin Booker.
Chris Paul, who won gold medals at the Olympics in 2008 and 2012, is mulling about a potential return to the competition.
Kevin Durant is a three-time Olympic gold medalist who might participate in the tournament again.
The Philadelphia 76ers player Joel Embiid, a dual citizen of the United States and France, has been approached by Team USA to get him to commit to playing for them, but he still needs to do so.
The team’s health will be significant in how they come together. James, Davis, and Embiid have each dealt with various injuries toward the close of the most recent seasons.
The 38-year-old James earned a bronze medal in 2004 and gold in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Davis won the gold medal in 2012 and was a part of the team that won the World Cup when he played for Team USA for the final time in 2014.
Because of shifts in schedule and COVID, it has been difficult for Team USA to secure commitments from superstar players for the past three big international basketball championships that have been held in Asia.
Executive Director of USA Basketball Grant Hill stated that participation in this year’s World Cup was not a prerequisite to be selected for the Olympic team.
The United States of America has won gold in basketball at each of the last four Olympics, but they have only done it twice in the previous six World Cups.
The United States team did not win a medal at the World Cup in Manila.