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2024 Olympics: USA announces basketball dream team; See full list | Basketball

The United States on Wednesday announced the 12 players who will join the basketball team participating in the Paris Olympics.

USA Basketball Dream Team at the Paris Olympics – Photo: Reproduction

Los Angeles Clippers winger Kawhi Leonard's final name has been confirmed. At the beginning of the week, the local press informed the other 11 players who had been selected.

USA announces basketball dream team for Olympics

The new USA Dream Team features major NBA stars. Names such as LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are confirmed in the team that is trying to regain global dominance in basketball after finishing fourth in the 2023 World Cup, with an alternative lineup.

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Watch the US Dream Team at the Paris Olympics:

  • LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
  • Kevin Durant (Phoenix Suns)
  • Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
  • Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
  • Jrue Holiday (Boston Celtics)
  • Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)
  • Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers)
  • Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers)

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Of all those confirmed in Paris, Kevin Durant has the most Olympic experience. The Phoenix Suns forward emerges as the United States' leading scorer at the Olympics and, along with the retired Carmelo Anthony, is the only three-time champion. For example, LeBron has two gold medals, while Curry has never played in an edition of the Games.

Since NBA athletes began competing in the Olympics in 1992, the year of the famous “Dream Team,” the United States has only lost the gold medal once. In Athens in 2004, Argentina became the champion, and the Americans won the bronze medal.