Aside from Steve Kerr taking the reigns as head coach, there was a distinct lack of Golden State Warriors flavor among Team USA during their ultimately dissapointing FIBA World Cup campaign.
But that could be all about to change next summer with a trio of Golden State players in line to join a star-studded team headed by LeBron James, Stephen Curry and former Warrior Kevin Durant. First reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic on Monday morning, the ‘last dance’ notion promises to be legendary and could fill one of the final pieces to Curry’s near-impeccable resumé.
Golden State Warriors duo Stephen Curry and Draymond Green are among an elite group potentially gathering for Team USA ahead of the Olympics next year.
A talented but far from ideal USA team failed to win a medal for the second-straight World Cup, leaving fans craving for a more star-driven squad to exact revenge at next year’s Olympics in Paris.
Led by James, who will be 39 when the Olympics take place, the wheels are already in motion for a powerful squad with an abundance of future hall-of-fame players. That includes Curry who is yet to win an Olympic Gold Medal, along with two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Golden State teammate Draymond Green.
Another current Warrior, Chris Paul, could also be part of the squad according to ESPN, though it remains to be seen whether he’ll still be with Golden State by the time the Olympics take place. One who may not be there is Klay Thompson, with the 33-year-old rumored to be changing allegiances to the Bahamas despite having played for Team USA in the past.
Even minus his splash brother, watching Curry playing alongside the likes of James, Durant and Green at international level will be a must-watch spectacle. While they all may be past their prime by that point, it still projects to be an enthralling cast of some of the game’s greatest ever players.
Curry hasn’t played at international level since the successful 2014 World Cup tournament. At that stage a 26-year-old, he had yet to win any of his four NBA championships, two MVP trophies, Finals MVP trophy, and had played in just one of his nine career All-Star appearances.
Other notable players that may take part in the Olympic campaign include James’ Laker teammate Anthony Davis, along with 2021 Gold Medalists Jayson Tatum and Devin Booker.