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2024 Paris Olympics: LeBron James, Steph Curry & Kevin Durant Set To Headline Star-studded Team USA

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Lebron James, Stephen Curry & Kevin Durant

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From The Dream Team to the redeem team, USA Basketball is all set to once again send the biggest stars in the NBA to represent the national team for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Over the course of the past two decades, USA have fielded the two strongest teams which has seen the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Lebron James represent their national colors. History beckons once again as a report by ESPN reporter, Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed the squad for the upcoming games.

Lebron James, aiming for his fourth Olympic appearance and third gold medal, will be the most experienced player on the squad. Durant, a two-time gold medalist, and Curry, finally making his Olympic debut at 36, bring championship pedigree and unmatched offensive firepower.

The youthful energy comes from players like Jayson Tatum, already a proven playoff performer, and Joel Embiid, last year’s KIA MVP winner a dominant force in the paint. Devin Booker and Anthony Edwards add scoring punch on the wing, while Jrue Holiday brings lockdown defense and championship experience alongside Bam Adebayo’s all-around game. Rounding out the roster is the rising star Tyrese Haliburton, known for his playmaking and basketball IQ.

This team is a clear favorite to win gold. They boast size, athleticism, and a wealth of experience on the international stage. Coach Steve Kerr will have a deep bench with a variety of options to counter any opponent’s strategy.

However, there’s a twist. Team USA is reportedly keeping one roster spot open initially. This could be for a number of reasons. Injuries are always a concern, and having a replacement ready would be crucial. Additionally, perhaps the coaching staff wants to see how the NBA playoffs unfold, potentially adding a player who shines on the biggest stage. Names like Damian Lillard, Donovan Mitchell, or even a dark horse rookie could be in the mix. This final decision adds intrigue to the lead-up to the Olympics.

Regardless of who fills the final spot, Team USA is poised to dominate in Paris. This roster is a blend of experience and youthful exuberance, with a hunger to add another gold medal to the nation’s already impressive collection. The competition will be fierce, but Team USA looks ready to cement their status as one of the greatest international basketball team of all time.

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