Team USA announces full men’s basketball roster for Paris Olympics – NBC Southern California

Team USA announces full men’s basketball roster for Paris Olympics – NBC Southern California

Twelve of the NBA’s biggest stars will carry the star-spangled flag in Paris this summer.

USA Basketball has officially announced its 12-player roster for the 2024 Paris Olympics men’s tournament, headlined by LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant.

Here is the full list of 12 players:

  • LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors
  • Kevin Durant, Phoenix Suns
  • Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
  • Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
  • Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers
  • Bam Adebayo, Miami Heat
  • Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Jrue Holiday, Boston Celtics
  • Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers

James is back with Team USA for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics. The NBA’s all-time leading scorer is a three-time Olympian, winning bronze in 2004 and back-to-back gold in 2008 and 2012.

Durant, meanwhile, has a chance to become the first men’s basketball player to win four Olympic gold medals. He debuted in 2012 and became the face of Team USA during the gold medal runs at the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Curry will make his Olympic debut in Paris with Warriors head coach Steve Kerr taking over the men’s team. At 36 years old, Curry would appear to be the starting point guard for the 2024 competition.

Embiid, Haliburton, Edwards and Leonard are also representing Team USA at the Olympics for the first time. Embiid, the 2022-23 NBA MVP, was also eligible to play for France or Cameroon internationally but committed to Team USA in October.

Tatum, Holiday, Adebayo and Booker all won gold in their Olympic debuts in Tokyo. Davis is also a former gold medalist, which he won in 2012 before even making his NBA debut.

As part of Wednesday’s roster announcement, USA Basketball also gave a preview of the new jerseys for the Paris Olympics.

Team USA will seek its fifth consecutive gold medal and 17th gold medal overall in men’s basketball. The team also has one silver medal (1972) and two bronze medals (1988 and 2004) in its history.

The team will begin the Paris Olympics on July 28 against Serbia before facing South Sudan on July 31 and Olympic qualifying tournament winner Puerto Rico on August 3.


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