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LeBron James, Steph Curry Join Team USA For the 2024 Olympics

The game’s greatest players will finally gear up and join Team USA.


LeBron James, Steph Curry

The NBA’s greatest player of all time, LeBron James, will gear up with the game’s greats, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, Anthony Edwards, Jrue Holiday, Jayson Tatum, Devin Booker, Bam Adebayo and Tyrese Haliburton.


Time will tell if this team matches up with the likes of the 1992 Dream Team, but this team sure has a shot.


Still, the squad is seeking to defend its gold medal won back in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.


The country’s best basketball players have a stranglehold on the gold, as the team has won 16 gold medals and has been the top team at each Games dating back to 2004 when Argentina stunned the U.S. in the semifinals en route to a gold title.


“These guys are up for the challenge. And they know what’s at stake," Team USA managing director Grant Hill told TODAY. "The objective is to win a gold medal."


“No one cares who’s the leading scorer, who has the most minutes," he said. "The goal is to win a gold. They know that. They want that and they’re fired up.” 


Fired up for this opportunity is James, who is in his 21st season in the NBA. This will be his fourth time in the Olympics, as in 2004 he won bronze and in 2008 and 2012 he won gold.


For Curry, it will be his first stint with Team USA despite having a decorated NBA career.


Durant has a chance to make history, as he’s just one of two players, along with Carmelo Antony, to win a whopping three gold medals. If he wins it this year in Paris, he will be the first to win a fourth.


Hill in an interview with Today.com explained that his conversations with players regarding joining Team USA started in 2022.


“I don’t want to say it was easy,” he says with a laugh. “I think the experience was so invaluable for those who’ve been a part of it — so important, so special, so unique — that they wanted to do it again.” 


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