Have Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry Ever Played Together for Team USA?

Published 09/11/2023, 3:00 PM EDT

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Team USA suffered a massive setback after it failed to clinch the 2023 FIBA World Cup medal and finished fourth in the tourney. Their disappointing exit had the fans turning to the NBA legends in hopes of reclaiming the lost glory. The fans held the team’s selection process accountable for Team USA’s disastrous exit. Team USA’s roster comprised rookie players with little to no experience of playing in an international environment. However, the USA has one more chance to redeem itself – the 2024 Paris Olympics. This also opened up discussions of what it would be like if the legendary players teamed up to make a super team. So, have LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry ever played together for Team USA?

LeBron James’ super team

While LeBron James has shared the international stage with Kevin Durant once, he has never played alongside Stephen Curry. King James and KD led Team USA to a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Contradictory to this year, Team USA won the gold medal with an unbeaten 8-0 record in 2012. They averaged a whopping 116 points per game in the tournament. The Lakers star has represented Team USA three times in the Olympics, clinching a gold medal twice and a bronze once. Durant’s resume features three Olympics and a 2010 FIBA World Cup win.


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After declining the option to play for Team USA in the last two Olympics, The Akron Hammer recently showed his interest in a possible reunion. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, James wants to commit to the Olympics next year. He also wants to recruit Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Jayson Tatum, and Draymond Green to accompany him to have his ‘last dance’. But how does Stephen Curry fit into James’ grand scheme of things?


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Will Stephen Curry join LeBron James’ campaign?

After collecting all the accolades the NBA has to offer, there is one thing missing from Chef Curry’s illustrious resume – an Olympic win. The Warriors guard first showed his interest in the Olympics in 2020. That, however, did not come to fruition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he recently hinted at a possible debut. He told NBA Today on ESPN, “That’s the one piece of the resume [Steve Kerr] always likes to joke that I don’t have, so he’s already recruiting for next summer. I have no idea what next summer looks like, and it’s obviously an extra bonus that Coach Kerr is leading that charge. I’d love to play for him any day of the week, so we’ll see how it goes come summer 2024.”

The dynamic duo of Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant led the Dubs to their NBA Championship 129-120 victory over LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017. The duo also won a total of two championships together. Therefore, it would be interesting to see all three of them on the same side defending their country’s pride.


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With LeBron James’ leadership and playmaking skills, Stephen Curry’s shooting and ball-handling prowess combined with Kevin Durant’s defensive and scoring ability, Team USA can be a formidable contender at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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Written by:

Darshita Daga


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Darshita Daga is an NBA Writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing Bachelor’s in English, she’s a fervent sports enthusiast with a keen interest in sports journalism, specifically covering the NBA. She feels that words have the potential to capture the spirit of a game, evaluate moves, and portray the emotions that occur both on and off the court.
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Saumya Khanduja