According to consistent media reports, the USA will challenge world champions Germany at the Olympic Games in Paris with an extremely prominent star selection.

“ESPN” and “The Athletic” wrote that coach Steve Kerr and manager Grant Hill from the US Basketball Association had decided on eleven out of twelve players. The US squad for the summer games includes NBA superstars LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Kevin Durant (Phoenix Suns) and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers).

Durant has already won Olympic gold three times, James was part of the winning team in 2008 and 2012. Curry has never competed in the Olympics. According to the information, the twelfth squad position will remain open until a training camp in July in Las Vegas. Tyrese Haliburton from the Indiana Pacers and Anthony Edwards from the Minnesota Timberwolves are the only players who were in the squad at last year’s World Cup, when the Americans played in the semifinals against the German selection with NBA professionals Dennis Schröder, Daniel Theis, Franz Wagner and Moritz Wagner lost.

According to media reports, the following players belong to the US squad: LeBron James, Antony Davis (both Los Angeles Lakers), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Kevin Durant, Devin Booker (both Phoenix Suns), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves), Jayson Tatum, Jrue Holiday (both Boston Celtics) Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat) and Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers).