May 30, 2024

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America with basketball stars like James and Curry

America with basketball stars like James and Curry

LeBron James

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USA basketball's selection for this summer's Olympic Games in Paris is almost complete. The world's biggest basketball nation sends an experienced team full of stars. Eleven of the twelve spots are now filled by national coach Steve Kerr.

Cameroon-born Joel Embiid was voted NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) last year, and Stephen Curry, who was named MVP twice, is also in the running.

Star players James and Curry during the All-Star Game

It goes without saying that the United States will send the strongest possible team to the Games. The country's biggest stars regularly skip matches with the national team. For example, James hasn't played in the Games since 2012 and Curry never has.

So now both of them are going to Paris. That means the two superstars who coincidentally were born in the same hospital in Ohio will represent the US national team for the first time.


The US is seeking compensation from the Games for last year's dramatic World Cup. There, the American team, without many of the NBA's star players, was eliminated in the semifinals.

Sports are usually prey for America. Out of twenty times played at the Summer Games, Team USA has won the gold medal sixteen times.

Kevin Durant, who is competing again this year, won three gold medals. This summer he will become the first basketball player with four Olympic gold medals.