LeBron James is willing and trying to recruit Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant to represent Team USA at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The Lakers forward, who has not competed with the U.S. national team since 2012, has expressed his willingness to participate in the Olympics with the team and is already trying to convince stars such as Curry, Durant and Davis.
After the World Cup, the United States finished fourth and LeBron James focused on leading a reconquest of world basketball.
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According to “The Athletic” reporter Shams Charania, LeBron is willing to become a member of the U.S. national team to participate in the Paris Olympics next summer.
Unlike the World Cup, the Olympic Games are very attractive to NBA players, and LeBron is determined to win another Olympic gold medal. In addition, he also tried to convince other stars in the league, such as Jayson Tatum, Kevin Durant, his teammate Anthony Davis and Stephen Curry. The latter has never competed in the Olympics but won the 2010 and 2014 World Cup titles.
Other top players like Damian Lillard, Devin Booker, De’Aaron Fox and Kyrie Irving are also excited to represent their countries in next summer’s Olympics.
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Since the United States sent its Dream Team to the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, it has only lost one Olympic gold medal, which was won by Argentina in the 2004 Athens Olympics.
LeBron was part of the team that won the bronze medal. They then had success at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics, twice defeating a Spanish team that performed well and nearly won.
It’s been 11 years since LeBron last played for the national team
The Lakers forward last played for the U.S. national team in the finals 11 years ago. With his career coming to an end though you never know if he would want to rejoin USA Basketball.
He was 39 years old when the Olympics were held in Paris, but no one doubted his ability to perform. If “King” James decides to participate, how can other stars resist?
Glen Hill, CEO of the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team and a member of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic gold medal team, said during the World Cup that several players from the national team will also participate in the Paris Olympics. “They are young, talented and ambitious.
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When LeBron James, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony or Dwyane Wade played in the 2006 World Cup, they were no longer latecomers. “We’re building something,” he commented. However, the alignment of the stars could affect that plan.
When the Paris Olympics begin, LeBron will be 39, Curry will be 36, and Durant will be 35. This will be the last chance to see some of the greatest players of all time at the Olympics. Americans pay such attention to these details that they can make the events in Paris a tribute to the myth. It would be better if there was gold around the neck. This would be the last international assignment for an entire generation of stars.