Steve Kerr will be spoiled for choice. As expected, the best American basketball players are ready for the 2024 Olympics (July 26-August 11) in France, including boys like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul, who have already won Olympic gold at many times. It would be the first time for Stephen Curry, double world champion with Team USA but who has never played in the Olympics. Coach Kerr, the American coach, should also be able to count on other thirty-somethings still in their prime, from Kawhi Leonard to Damian Lillard, including Paul George, Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler and James Harden, sorry few, as well as young superstars like Jaylen Brown, Devin Booker, Anthony Edwards and Tyrese Haliburton. A time close to joining the French team, the Cameroonian pivot with triple passport Joel Embiid, author of a 70-point card on Monday with Philadelphia, will obviously be there.
Few very young players in this preselection. Note the presence of Oklahoma City great Chet Holmgren. Obviously, this list is not definitive. Some players could withdraw and others could be added. “The United States has an incredible pool of basketball talent and I am thrilled that many of the sport's superstars have expressed interest in representing our country at the 2024 Summer Olympics. It is a privilege to select the team that will help us achieve our goal of getting on the Olympic podium again. This difficult process will unfold over the coming months as we eagerly await the start of national team activities,” said Grant Hill, general manager of Team USA, in a statement.
Quadruple title holders, American basketball players have won gold in the last four Olympic Games since Argentina's coronation in 2004. Deprived of its best elements, Team USA has not won the World Cup again. since 2014, including an elimination in the quarterfinals against France in 2019. The US selection has already announced three preparation matches, including an opposition against Canada on July 10, in Las Vegas. Steve Kerr's players will also face South Sudan and world champions Germany on July 20 and 22 at the O2 Arena in London. The first round of the 2024 Olympics will take place at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq. The eight teams qualified for the quarter-finals will meet on the stage at the Accor Arena in Paris. It is then handball which will take over from basketball in the north of France.
La présélection étasunienne : Bam Adebayo, Jarrett Allen, Paolo Banchero, Desmond Bane, Scottie Barnes, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jaylen Brown, Jalen Brunson, Jimmy Butler, Alex Caruso, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Anthony Edwards, Joel Embiid, De'Aaron Fox, Paul George, Aaron Gordon, Tyrese Haliburton, James Harden, Josh Hart, Tyler Herro, Jrue Holiday, Chet Holmgren, Brandon Ingram, Kyrie Irving, Jaren Jackson Jr., LeBron James, Cam Johnson, Walker Kessler, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, Donovan Mitchell, Chris Paul, Bobby Portis, Austin Reaves, Duncan Robinson, Jayson Tatum, Derrick White et Trae Young.