Team USA Makes Harsh Strategic Decision to Not Bring NBA Superstar Off the Bench Ahead of Paris 2024 Olympics

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Soon, the Team USA committee will reveal the official starting lineup and overall game plan for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics. Rumors have been swirling that one of their most experienced players, LeBron James, might not participate in the Olympics this time. However, due to the Lakers’ star’s extensive experience and valuable presence on the team, there might be a change of plans.

Last week, coach Steve Kerr hinted that a solid starting five could be assembled even without the superstar from the Los Angeles Lakers. However, it looks like Team USA can’t resist his experience because making a quality Olympic roster without the 39-year-old seems challenging.

Recently a reputed source claimed, “James coming off the bench, probably won’t happen. I spoke with two USA Basketball sources and both cast serious doubt on the idea…James, the sources said, will likely play point forward for the Americans as a starter, moving Curry off the ball.”

Vardon’s report stirred online confusion as many fans never expected the four-time NBA Champion to come off the bench. Some people may have thought LeBron’s time was up, but his inclusion is great news for fans. As they look forward to another Olympic gold medal, fans are ecstatic to have him leading Team USA.

Who Made Team USA Basketball Paris Olympic Men’s Roster?

As Squad USA prepares for the Paris Olympics with a dream squad lineup, they have unveiled the 2024 Summer Olympics basketball jerseys. This squad is full of NBA greats, including LeBron James in a special defensive role, and they’ll be up against some formidable opponents. There were some questions about whether the 39-year-old legend would play, but the good news is he’s officially on board.

The U.S. roster first revealed in April is still the same. The 12 players are Jayson Tatum, Devin Booker, Bam Adebayo, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Tyrese Haliburton, Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant, and Anthony Edwards.

Seven members of this squad have won gold medals in the Olympics before. Thus, the head coach assembled the greatest squad possible for the Olympics. Although there’s still a chance the roster could change, it seems unlikely with just weeks until the Opening Ceremony.

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