LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant among the 44 finalists for a place in the US Olympics team

by February 11th, 2020

LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant were among the 44 finalists for a place in the United States men’s basketball team for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Three-time Olympic medalist James and nine of the players from the successful 2016 campaign in roil were included on the list announced by USA basketball on Monday.

Should the Los Angeles Lakers star make the final 12-man roster, he will join Carmelo Anthony as the second player to represent team USA at four separate games.

Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson won gold in Brazil four years ago and have made the cut despite being yet to play a minute in the NBA this season due to respective Achilles and knee injuries.

Curry was named despite being sidelined since October with a broken left hand.

All 12 members of the USA’s 2019 FIBA World Cup team remain in the running, with 21 NBA franchises represented in the 44-man list.