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‘Here come the Avengers’: USA Basketball announces roster for 2024 Paris Olympics

‘Here come the Avengers’: USA Basketball announces roster for 2024 Paris Olympics

Let the world be warned: ‘The Avengers’ are coming.

USA Basketball has officially unveiled its roster featuring several NBA superstars and this generation’s best basketball players in preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The 12 players to be part of the exclusive list include: 

  • LeBron James
  • Stephen Curry
  • Kevin Durant
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • Joel Embiid
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Devin Booker
  • Jrue Holiday
  • Anthony Davis
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Anthony Edwards 
  • Tyrese Haliburton

Barring any unforeseen circumstances or injuries, these 12 men will be flying to Paris in July. Team USA officials headed by managing director Grant Hill have reportedly notified those players who have been selected (and those who have not) from the original 41-man pool revealed earlier this year. Those selected have been visited by USAB officials to be presented with ‘special Team USA Olympic jerseys.’

Team USA is set to defend again its Olympic gold medal in men’s basketball after winning it for the past 4 iterations of the quadrennial event. 

Leading the team are James, Curry, and Durant, who are arguably the game’s biggest stars over the past decade or so.

James will play in his 4th Olympics after winning bronze in Athens 2004 and gold in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Curry, a winner of two FIBA World Cup medals in the past, will be playing in his 1st Olympics. Durant, the Americans’ all-time leading scorer, is looking for his 4th Olympic gold medal (won in 2012, 2016, and 2020) to break a tie with Carmelo Anthony (won in 2008, 2012, and 2016) for the most ever.

Supplementing its three-headed monster are Tatum, Booker, and Holiday – members of the gold medal-winning squad in Tokyo 2021. Reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, who have never played in any international competition in their careers, will each be making their debuts in Paris.

Previous Olympic gold medal winners Davis and Adebayo add additional size to the roster while Edwards and Haliburton, who emerged as USA’s best players in the World Cup last year, round out the team.

Coaching this vaunted USA roster is Curry’s NBA coach Steve Kerr, who also coached Team USA in the World Cup. 

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