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Last Olympics for LeBron James? King Headlines 41-Man Team USA Pool

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USA Basketball recently announced the 41 players in its selection pool for the 2024 Summer Olympics roster on Tuesday. The roster was headlined by LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant.

LeBron James in Olympics

Four-time NBA champion James has not played for Team USA since he won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. James played at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, can shatter the record for oldest U.S. Olympic men’s basketball player (Larry Bird, 35, 1992). James chose to skip the Tokyo Games and the 2016 Rio Games for rest after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA title that year.

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In 2012, James had recorded the first triple-double in U.S. Olympic basketball history with a 1-point, 14-rebound, 12-assist against Australia. Team USA would once again become Olympic champions, and James joined Michael Jordan as the only players to win an NBA MVP award, NBA championship, NBA Finals MVP, and Olympic gold medal in the same year.

Trying to pick just 12 players out of that impressive pool of options is a huge task, but a few players seem like safe bets if they are healthy.

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The Olympic roster will be named closer to the Paris Games, which open July 26. The player pool is subject to change. The pool selected by national team managing director Grant Hill:

Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)
Jarrett Allen (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic)
Desmond Bane (Memphis Grizzlies)
Scottie Barnes (Toronto Raptors)
Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
Mikal Bridges (Brooklyn Nets)
Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics)
Jalen Brunson (New York Knicks)
Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat)
Alex Caruso (Chicago Bulls)
Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers)
Kevin Durant (Phoenix Suns)
Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers)
De’Aaron Fox (Sacramento Kings)
Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers)
Aaron Gordon (Denver Nuggets)
Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers)
James Harden (Los Angeles Clippers)
Josh Hart (New York Knicks)
Tyler Herro (Miami Heat)
Jrue Holiday (Boston Celtics)
Chet Holmgren (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans)
Kyrie Irving (Dallas Mavericks)
Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies)
LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
Cam Johnson (Brooklyn Nets)
Walker Kessler (Utah Jazz)
Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers)
Damian Lillard (Milwaukee Bucks)
Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Chris Paul (Golden State Warriors)
Bobby Portis (Milwaukee Bucks)
Austin Reaves (Los Angeles Lakers)
Duncan Robinson (Miami Heat)
Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
Derrick White (Boston Celtics)
Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks)

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Will this be LeBron James’ last Olympics participation?

At 39, given his amazing fitness, LeBron James is still going strong but around the next Olympics, he will be 43 and it seems that 2024 Paris Olympics will mark his last appearance in the high-profile tournament.

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Bishal Roy
Bishal Roy
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