LeBron James working to assemble super team for USA Basketball in 2024

Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James (Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James (Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports) /

After a disappointing showing in the 2023 FIBA World Cup, LeBron James is looking to help assemble a super team for USA Basketball in 2024.

Heading into the 2023 FIBA World Cup, I don’t believe anyone thought that USA Basketball was sending its A team to the Philippines. At the same time, I also can’t imagine many had USA Basketball not medaling at all in the Tournament.

After an up-and-down Tournament, USA Basketball finished fourth after losing to Canada in the Bronze Medal Game over the weekend. But that’s exactly the reality that USA Basketball finds itself in. To say their performance in the FIBA World Cup was a disappointment would be a massive understatement.

So much so that I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that there needs to be some big changes between now and the 2024 Olympics. And I can’t imagine that there won’t be after such a shocking finish for Team USA.

Just days after their disappointing showing in the Bronze Medal Game against Canada, there are already reports that USA Basketball could have some big plans in anticipation of repairing their reputation around the basketball world heading into the 2024 Olympics.

Somewhat surprisingly, LeBron James appears to be at the center of it all.

According to a recent report, LeBron appears to be the first big superstar in line to represent Team USA in the 2024 Paris Olympics and he doesn’t plan or intend to be the only big name headling the team. LeBron has plans to recruit other superstar players such as Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant.

In the same report, Anthony Davis, Jayson Tatum, Draymond Green, Devin Booker, Damian Lillard, De’Aaron Fox, and Dallas’ Kyrie Irving are also named as players that have some level of interest in joining LeBron on Team USA.

The 2024 Olympics could be the final hurrah for many NBA superstars

Looking at the potential roster that USA Basketball could assemble heading into next year’s Olympics, it could very well end up being one last big hurrah for some of the most influential NBA stars in this era.

LeBron will be 39, Durant will be 35, Curry will be 36, Draymond will be 34, and Lillard will also be 34 years old. It would likely be the last time each of those players participates on that platform. What better way could they go out than resurrecting Team USA after an embarrassing showing in the FIBA World Cup by dominating their way to Gold in the Olympics?

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USA Basketball seems to be interested in creating a super team in anticipation of 2024. It would be quite the story.