USA Basketball Announces 2024 Olympic Roster: LeBron, Curry, Durant, and More Set to Shine in Paris

United States Basketball has unveiled its star-studded roster for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics, and it’s a lineup packed with basketball’s biggest names. With legendary players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry among the 12 athletes selected, the team is poised for another run at Olympics gold.

Star Power in Paris: The 2024 Roster

The roster features 11 NBA players initially reported to have secured their spots, with the potential for more to join during the lead-up to the Paris Games. The inclusion of Kawhi Leonard was recently confirmed, rounding out a formidable squad. However, given Leonard’s history of health issues, and Joel Embiid’s as well, USA Basketball might bring additional players to its training camp in July for extra coverage.

The selected players, listed below, represent an incredible array of talent and experience:

LeBron James

Stephen Curry

Kevin Durant

Devin Booker

Joel Embiid

Bam Adebayo

Anthony Davis

Anthony Edwards

Jayson Tatum

Jrue Holiday

Tyrese Haliburton

Kawhi Leonard

Dynamic Duos and Veteran Leadership

The roster includes three pairs of NBA teammates, adding a layer of familiarity and chemistry to the team:

These duos, alongside standout talents like Stephen Curry and Joel Embiid, provide the team with a blend of experience, skill, and championship pedigree.

Guided by Gold: Coaching and Preparation

The 2024 team will be led by head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors, supported by assistants Mark Few, Tyronn Lue, and Erik Spoelstra. This coaching quartet, experienced and decorated, guided the United States Basketball Men’s National Team to a fourth-place finish at the 2023 FIBA World Cup and has high hopes for Olympics success.

Exhibition Games and Olympic Preparation

Before heading to Paris, the United States will play a series of exhibition games as part of the United States Basketball Showcase, including a highly anticipated match against Canada on July 10 in Las Vegas, broadcast on FS1. The team will then travel to London for games against South Sudan on July 20 and Germany on July 22.

Continuing a Legacy: Olympic Gold Ambitions

The USA Men’s National Team has a storied Olympics history, aiming for its fifth consecutive gold medal and 17th overall. This impressive pursuit will continue with a roster filled with legendary talent and rising stars, as they prepare to represent the United States on the global stage.

Beyond the 5-on-5: 3×3 Teams and More

In addition to the 5-on-5 men’s and women’s teams, the USA will also be represented in the 3×3 men’s and women’s competitions in Paris. The United States are reigning champions in 5-on-5 men, women, and 3×3 women, while the 3×3 men’s team is set to make their 2024 Paris Olympics debut.

The Journey Begins: Paris Awaits

With a roster filled with basketball royalty and promising talents, the United States is ready for the journey to Paris and the quest for 2024 Paris Olympics glory. The announcement of this star-studded lineup signals the start of an exciting journey for USA Basketball, filled with high hopes and the anticipation of thrilling competition on the world stage.