USA Basketball has announced the 41 players who are in the running for the 2024 USA Basketball Men’s National Team. The team will eventually be narrowed down to 12 players who will compete in the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris. The player pool includes 28 athletes with extensive Olympic and/or FIBA Men’s World Cup experience, boasting a combined 23 gold medals.
LeBron James is set to make history as he could potentially become the oldest U.S. Olympic men’s basketball player ever at 39 years old. He is eyeing an unprecedented fourth Olympics and a shot at a third Olympic gold medal. On the other end of the spectrum, Stephen Curry is set to make his debut Olympic appearance, adding a fresh dynamic to the team. Joel Embiid, the reigning NBA MVP, has committed to playing for the U.S. after considering playing for Cameroon or France.
The coaching helm for the 2024 USA Men’s National Team will be led by head coach Steve Kerr, assisted by Mark Few, Tyronn Lue, and Erik Spoelstra. This quartet previously coached the 2023 USA Basketball Men’s National Team at the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup.
After a disappointing fourth-place finish at the FIBA World Cup in September, this stellar lineup is poised to bring the gold back to the United States. The player pool’s depth signifies a stark contrast to the last World Cup, where the team lacked players with Olympic experience. The team’s qualification for the Paris Games and the potential to choose from 23 players with Olympic or World Cup gold medals set the stage for a redemptive journey.
The 2024 USA Men’s National Team finalists include a star-studded lineup of players such as LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Joel Embiid, and many others. The team is filled with talent and experience, and they are determined to bring home the gold in Paris. With the coaching expertise of Steve Kerr and his assistants, the team is ready to make a strong comeback after their disappointing finish in the last World Cup. The stage is set for an exciting and competitive journey for the 2024 USA Men’s National Team.
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