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The United States suffered the humiliation of ‘no medals for the second time in a row’. To restore their pride, superstars all expressed interest in participating in the Paris Olympics.
The United States ranked fourth in the 2023 FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Basketball World Cup, which just concluded last month. He also ranked 7th in the 2019 Chinese competition, ultimately experiencing the humiliation of ‘no medals for the second time in a row’. This was the result of forming a roster with young players.
The United States, which has had its pride dented one after another in international competitions, hopes to regain its honor by forming a 'Dream Team' for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics. LeBron James (Lakers) announced the start. Local media, including 'ESPN', reported, "James is gathering superstars, indicating his intention to participate in the Olympics."
James has participated in three Olympic Games (2004, 2008, and 2012), winning two gold medals and one bronze medal. As the ‘King’ moves, NBA superstars are responding. At the media day held throughout the league on the 3rd (Korean time), public comments poured in wishing to join the 'Dream Team'.
Kevin Durant (Phoenix) declared his participation, saying, “I will participate in the Olympics next year,” and Stephen Curry (Golden State) also expressed his will to participate, saying, “Participating in the Olympics is something I have never done before. I definitely want to be there.”
The list of superstars wishing to join the ‘Dream Team’ was spectacular. According to 'The Athletic' reporter Shams Charania, Anthony Davis (Lakers), Kawhi Leonard (Clippers), Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown (Boston), Devin Booker and Bradley Beal (Phoenix), and Draymond Green (Golden State). ) were reported to have expressed their intention to participate.
In addition, DeMar DeRozan and Zack LaVine (Chicago) said, "If there is a request, I will gladly accept it," and Kyrie Irving (Dallas), Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland), Julius Randle (New York), and Bam Adebayo (Miami) also said. expressed interest.
Of course, there is a lot of time left until the Paris Olympics to be held in July next year. Now that the NBA season is underway, things could change for players who have expressed interest. We don't know who will ultimately be included in the 12-man list, but whoever it is is expected to be a great help to the 'Dream Team' that is aiming to regain its pride.
Thursday, November 16, 2023