2024 Olympics: NBA stars who have committed to play for Team USA

NBA stars who have committed to play for Team USA in the 2024 olympics

LeBron? KD? Steph? Here are the biggest NBA stars who have committed (at least verbally) to play for Team USA in the 2024 Olympics, which will be held in Paris, France.

LeBron James is working his magic for Team USA

After a subtle hint of possibly joining Team USA in the 2024 Olympics, LeBron James has now confirmed he is considering representing the United States once again in Paris, France.

According to NBA insider Shams Charania and the Athletic, LeBron wants to suit up for the USA in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Moreover, LeGM is already working his magic with NBA superstars. LeBron, as always, has reportedly talked to multiple stars like Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and even his Los Angeles Lakers teammate Anthony Davis. Other names like Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Devin Booker, Jayson Tatum, De’Aaron Fox, Draymond Green, and Bam Adebayo are also heavily considering teaming up with LBJ.

Kevin Durant is on Team USA once more

Not only did LeBron James surprise everyone with his decision to play in the 2024 Olympics, but it also enticed other superstars to team up with him in Paris. One of which is one of LBJ’s biggest rivals, Kevin Durant.

Earlier this week, during the NBA Media Day, KD calmly said during an interview that he will play in the Olympics next year. If that happens, this would mark Durant’s fourth Olympic tour and possibly his fourth consecutive gold medal.

Steph Curry wants to make Olympic debut

After missing the 2016 Rio Olympics, Steph Curry is yet to make his Olympic debut. At 34 years old, this could be the first and last time the Golden State Warriors superstar can represent his country. As this is one thing the greatest shooter of all time hasn’t done yet, of course, he would be elated to take part in this tournament, especially since LeBron James and Kevin Durant will be on this team, too.

Devin Booker on Team USA appearance: “I’ll do it”

Phoenix Suns star shooting guard Devin Booker had a very short response after being asked if he is willing to play for Team USA. Needless to say, we’ll be seeing Booker in a blue, white, and red jersey again next year.

The 13th pick of the 2015 draft has already won one (1) gold medal after helping Team USA win the championship in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

From Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard hasn’t committed to the national team per se, but when asked during an interview if he will play in the 2024 Olympics under Team USA, he responded positively. The Klaw also mentioned he wanted to play in the World Cup, but due to some personal matters, he wasn’t able to. But, next year, everyone hopes the two-time NBA champion will be in Paris.

Bam Adebayo is back for seconds

The 4-time All-Defensive team member Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat is rumored to have been offered a spot on the Team USA’s roster. Although the organization hasn’t revealed their final 12-man pool yet, it seems that Adebayo is one of the biggest names this squad will feature.

Adebayo, 26, hasn’t confirmed nor denied this. But, considering how much of an impact he had in the 2020 Olympics, LeGM, err, I mean, LeBron James will for sure recruit the defensive big man.

Joel Embiid chooses Team USA over Cameroon and France

Can Team USA get even better? The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player, Joel Embiid, had just finalized his decision on which country he would be representing in the 2024 Paris Olympics. To no one’s surprise, the Philadelphia 76ers star chose the United States instead of Cameroon, his home country, and France, where he also happens to be a citizen.

The 6-time NBA All-Star posted on X about his much-awaited decision. Lately, his name has been in the middle of National team discussions after being seen as eligible to represent either the U.S.A., France, or Cameroon. His post says:

“I’m really proud and excited about this decision. It was not easy. I am blessed to call Cameroon, France, and the USA home. After talking to my family, I knew it had to be Team USA. I want to play with my brothers in the league. I want to play for my fans because they’ve been incredible since the day I came here. But most of all, I want to honor my son who was born in the US. I want my boy to know I played my first Olympics for him.”

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