Days After LeBron James Assembles “The Avengers” for Paris Olympics, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant Ready to “Reassert” Team USA’s Dominance

Published 10/02/2023, 11:23 PM EDT

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After a disappointing run at the FIBA 2023 World Cup, “The King”, LeBron James, has been getting prime stars ready for a last battle. The 2024 Paris Olympics is eight months away, but James is not leaving any stone unturned.

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LeBron’s efforts to assemble a star-laden team did not go unnoticed by popular media and fans. So much so that one fan had compared it to Iron Man rounding up his team. Hence, the name “The Avengers”. Coming from the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, it’s not much of a surprise. With a lot of NBA’s top names reaching the end of their prime years, this could also be James’s way of a last hurrah.

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant give the green signal for Paris Olympics ’24

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Warriors‘ Steph Curry and Suns‘ KD are all set to join Bron’s roster this Olympic season. Both of them have confirmed (Steph in a more roundabout way) that they want to play.

Curry sees this as “the opportunity for Team USA to reassert dominance“.

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KD, on the other hand, was straightforward with his answer, “I will play in the Olympics…

 

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Well, LeBron can be sure of these two.

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By now, it’s common knowledge that LeBron James’ Olympic roster is one of a kind. Stephen Curry wants to join because it’s “one thing” he hasn’t done, plus if the team does get a gold medal, it would be another feather in his cap. Kevin Durant’s vast experience in the Olympic games will definitely come in handy as well. What are the other names that have come up in this Olympic discussion? According to Isabel Gonzalez of CBS Sports, there are a few names who have a high chance of being part of the 2024 Olympics.

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Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard has expressed his interest in joining Team USA. James is hoping to get 76ers Joel Embiid, but the reigning NBA MVP has three options to choose from – Cameroon, USA and France. With the deadline for France fast approaching, Embiid has to make his decision known in the coming days. Other notable names include Bucks‘ Middleton and center Lopez. Both of them are in seventh heaven thinking of the opportunity. Clippers swingman Paul George and Lakers‘ Anthony Davis have also made their interest known.

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When the roster is finally complete, we can be sure that if any team can bring the gold medal home, it will be this one. Thoughts?

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