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USA Basketball unleashes roster full of NBA All-Stars to Paris Olympics

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Team USA will have all the NBA big hitters at the Paris 2024 Olympics as the Americans seek to bag a fifth consecutive gold medal.

In a bid to secure a fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal, USA Basketball is assembling a powerhouse roster of NBA All-Stars for the upcoming Paris Games.

Leading the charge are basketball icons LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry, supported by a formidable lineup that includes Joel Embiid, Kawhi Leonard, Jayson Tatum, Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis, Bam Adebayo, Anthony Edwards, and Tyrese Haliburton.

Grant Hill, the team’s managing director, expressed his gratitude and excitement, stating, “It’s an honor to introduce the 2024 USA Basketball Men’s National Team. I’m grateful to these 12 men for their commitment to represent USA Basketball. The United States is home to some of the best basketball players in the world, and I appreciate the vast interest in being part of this roster.”

USA Basketball officials went the extra mile to present the players with special Team USA Olympic jerseys, underscoring the significance of their selection. While the official training camp for the Olympics commences on July 5 in Las Vegas, sources close to the players reveal that they will soon engage in promotional content for the Olympics.

The team’s preparations will kick off with an international training window, hosting Australia and Serbia on July 15 and 17 respectively at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. Subsequently, they will travel to London’s O2 Arena to face off against South Sudan on July 20 and Germany on July 22.

With a wealth of Olympic experience among the players, including multiple gold medalists like Durant and James, as well as seasoned veterans like Davis and Adebayo, the team boasts a formidable combination of talent and expertise. However, there are also newcomers to international competition, such as Curry and Embiid, who are eager to make their mark on the global stage.

For veterans like James, Curry, and Durant, the Paris Games represent a poignant moment as they contemplate their “last dance” within the USA program, particularly as they approach the twilight of their NBA careers.

While uncertainties loom, notably regarding Leonard’s injury status, the team remains optimistic about its prospects. Head coach Steve Kerr, who guides the Golden State Warriors in the NBA, will once again lead Team USA, aiming to secure gold before stepping down from his coaching duties after the Olympics, as previously announced.

As anticipation builds and the countdown to the Paris Olympics begins, basketball fans worldwide await the spectacle of these NBA superstars uniting under the banner of USA Basketball in pursuit of Olympic glory.

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