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Team USA with star power to Paris

Team USA with star power to Paris

Team USA with star power to Paris

As expected, Team USA is aiming for the Olympic gold medal in basketball with as much star power as possible. Besides the NBAEight other top-tier players have been nominated for the Summer Games in Paris, such as LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Kevin Durant (Phoenix Suns) and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers).

It was already Tuesday espn And The athlete Citing unnamed sources, eleven names were named, and the still-open spot was given to Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers), as expected. Only Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers) are still around after last year's World Cup, in which the NBA stars fell short in the semifinals to eventual world champion Germany.

For the United States, only the gold medal matters

“I am grateful to these 12 men for their commitment,” USA Managing Director Grant Hill said. “The USA is home to some of the best basketball players in the world and I appreciate the great interest in being part of this team.” Men's team. “We have the utmost respect for the level of competition. The Olympics are the pinnacle of sport and the world will watch us participate in the toughest basketball tournament in history.”

For head coach Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors) there can only be one goal. The United States is competing for its 17th Olympic gold medal in Paris. Durant has already been part of a winning team three times (2012, 2016, 2021), and James twice (2008 and 2012).

The United States will face Serbia, South Sudan and the winner of the qualifier in Puerto Rico in Group C at the Summer Games (July 26-August 11). Shortly before the tournament, the US national team will play a match against world champion Germany in London (July 22).

A quick overview of the American team:

Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat), Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers), Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers) ). – Jrue Holiday (Boston Celtics), Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers), Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics).