詹姆士, 36, was battling an injury through the last half of the 2020-21 season and already has a lot of mileage on him. He’s played in 1,310 regular-season games, 266 playoff games and three Olympics – 2004, 2008 和 2012. He did not participate in the 2016 里约运动会.
Curry has never competed for Team USA in the Olympics. He was on the list of the talent pool in 2016 but opted not to play due to ankle and knee injuries. The seven-time All-Star played 63 games in the 2020-21 season after coming back from an injury he suffered during the 2019-20 季节. He had been on Team USA for the team’s gold-medal runs in the FIBA World Cup in 2010 和 2014.
根据 ESPN, the finalized team for Tokyo will include Bam Adebayo, Bradley Beal, Devin Booker, 凯文杜兰特, Jerami Grant, Draymond Green, Jrue Holiday, Zach LaVine, Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, Khris Middleton and Jayson Tatum.
布克, Middleton and Holiday are still in the playoffs and could be playing until July 22 if their teams make the NBA Finals and go seven games. The Olympics are set to begin the same day with the basketball teams starting July 25.
Team USA won gold in the Olympics in 2016, 2012 和 2008. The team won bronze in 2004.