May 22, 2024

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Reports – NBC Los Angeles

Reports – NBC Los Angeles

Steve Kerr has his team for the 2024 Olympics.

Most of the team members scheduled to compete in the Paris Games were reportedly revealed on Monday, headed by Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and… Golden State Warriors Star Steph Curry.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski added that the 12-man roster has one spot open, which could be filled later.

Here are the 11 players currently called up:

  • LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors
  • Kevin Durant, Phoenix Suns
  • jason tatum, Boston Celtics
  • Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers
  • joel embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
  • Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers
  • bam adebayo, Miami Heat
  • Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Jrue Holiday, Boston Celtics

Team USA is seeking its fifth straight Olympic gold medal. They are the most dominant team in the competition having medaled all 19 times they have competed (they withdrew from the 1980 Olympics in Russia).

Sixteen of those medals are gold, including one silver (1972) and two bronze (1988, 2004).

James, of course, has the most Olympic experience of anyone on the list. The 39-year-old was part of the bronze-winning team in 2004, then helped win gold in 2008 and 2012. This will be his fourth appearance at the Olympic Games.

On the contrary, it is surprising that Curry is set to make his Olympic debut. The 36-year-old has never competed in a previous tournament, so 2024 could be the year he adds more hardware to his already stacked resume.

Durant (35 years old) may have the opportunity to make history. He's one of the three-time gold medalist in men's basketball (tied with Carmelo Anthony), so a fourth-place finish in 2024 would make him the best Olympic men's basketball player ever. Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi each have five gold medals at the women's level.

Elsewhere, Davis won gold at the 2012 Olympics in London. Booker, Tatum, Holiday and Adebayo were on the team that recently won gold in Tokyo.

Besides the aforementioned Curry, Embiid, Edwards and Haliburton currently do not have an Olympic medal.

Team USA's lineup in Paris includes Serbia, South Sudan and the winner of Puerto Rico's Olympic qualifying tournament.

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