BASKETBALL LeBron James is on a mission to build a big team for the Paris 2024 Olympics
LeBron James — Mark J. Terrill/AP/SIPA
After a disappointing world championship, the American wounded beast would be preparing to take over. strike hard in view of the Paris 2024 Olympics. According to The Athleticand ESPN, LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant could lead Team USA in the next Olympics. No more nonsense then.
Double Olympic champion, titled to four times in the NBA, LeBron James would try to convince other superstars of the North American basketball league to join the team which will try to win. Paris to win Olympic gold for the fifth time in a row, according to The Athletic website.
According to the ESPN channel, among the players likely to accompany him, guard Stephen Curry – career record holder for the number of shots on goal. 3 points in the NBA, and four times champion – would like to take it to the next level. Paris the jersey of the American Olympic team coached by his coach at the Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr.
According to The Athletic, LeBron James would have called in particular; Curry and another former MVP (best player) of the league, the slender Phoenix Suns winger Kevin Durant, to convince them to follow him on the Parisian adventure. Durant, who turns 35 on September 29, was on the U.S. team that won gold in 2008. London, but also elsewhere Rio in 2016 and later Tokyo in 2021.
Tatum, Davis and Chris Paul cited
Among the other players “recruited” by James for the Paris Games, still according to The Athletic, include his Lakers teammate Anthony Davis, Boston Celtics winger Jayson Tatum and Warriors interior Draymond Green. ESPN also quotes point guard Chris Paul , just transferred to Golden State, and his ex-Suns teammate Devin Booker.
The American team, composed mainly of young players and without any superstar, returned empty-handed from the World Basketball Cup won by Germany, after losing the match for 3rd place to Canada.