Team USA Basketball Roster and Schedule for 2024 Olympics: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and More Aim for Gold in Paris

Team USA Basketball Roster and Schedule for 2024 Olympics: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and More Aim for Gold in Paris
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The stage is set for the men’s Olympic basketball tournament in Paris this summer. Team USA Basketball, a perennial favorite, is poised to dominate in Group C alongside Serbia, Puerto Rico, and South Sudan. Despite their favored status, the path to gold requires navigating a challenging group stage and knockout rounds.

Team USA earned its Olympic berth by finishing as one of the top two countries in the Americas zone at the FIBA World Cup, despite a disappointing fourth-place finish. This underperformance has only fueled the desire among top NBA talents to bring home the gold in 2024.

Team USA Roster

PlayerPositionNBA Team
Bam AdebayoCenterMiami Heat
Devin BookerGuardPhoenix Suns
Stephen CurryGuardGolden State Warriors
Anthony DavisForward/CenterLos Angeles Lakers
Kevin DurantForwardPhoenix Suns
Anthony EdwardsGuardMinnesota Timberwolves
Joel EmbiidCenterPhiladelphia 76ers
Tyrese HaliburtonGuardIndiana Pacers
Jrue HolidayGuardBoston Celtics
LeBron JamesForwardLos Angeles Lakers
Kawhi LeonardForwardLos Angeles Clippers
Jayson TatumForwardBoston Celtics

Team USA Basketball Showcase Schedule

OpponentDateTime (EST)LocationTV/Streaming
CanadaJuly 1010:30 p.m.Las VegasFS1/fubo
AustraliaJuly 1512:00 p.m.Abu DhabiFS1/fubo
SerbiaJuly 1712:00 p.m.Abu DhabiFS1/fubo
South SudanJuly 203:00 p.m.LondonFOX/fubo
GermanyJuly 223:00 p.m.LondonFOX/fubo

Team USA 2024 Olympics Schedule

OpponentDateTime (EST)Phase
SerbiaJuly 2811:15 a.m.Group stage
South SudanJuly 313:00 p.m.Group stage
Puerto RicoAug. 311:15 a.m.Group stage
TBDAug. 6TBDQuarterfinals
TBDAug. 8TBDSemifinals
TBDAug. 10TBDGold/Bronze

Team USA Outlook

With 16 Olympic gold medals to their name, Team USA is once again the favorite. This year’s roster is a formidable blend of seasoned veterans and rising stars, resembling the 2008 “Redeem Team” in talent and depth.

Notably, Stephen Curry will make his Olympic debut, potentially marking the final Olympic appearance for LeBron James. Joel Embiid’s addition, after being courted by multiple national teams, is a significant boost. Alongside them, seasoned stars like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, and Anthony Davis are poised to lead, while younger talents such as Anthony Edwards and Jayson Tatum represent the future.

Despite the star-studded lineup, Team USA faces stiff competition. Canada, boasting the second-best NBA talent pool, and France, led by Victor Wembanyama and Rudy Gobert, are formidable challengers. Serbia, with NBA MVP Nikola Jokic, presents a tough group stage opponent. Puerto Rico, eager to make a mark after a 20-year Olympic absence, could also be a dark horse.

Success hinges on how quickly Team USA can gel. With only a brief training camp and five exhibition games to build chemistry, the team must quickly adapt to each other’s play styles. While they remain favorites, underestimating their international rivals could be costly.

The countdown to Paris is on, and Team USA is ready to prove why they are the best in the world.


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