Golden State Warriors celebrity Steph Curry is planning to be part of the crew that represents the USA on the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“That is the plan, for certain,” Curry informed ESPN’s, Rachel Nichols.
“You understand, obviously knock on wood, you don’t need any injuries or such things as that to intrude.”
Team USA is coming off an embarrassing 7th-location finish inside the Fiba World Cup.
The US team had received 58 consecutive tournament games in Fiba and Olympic competition with NBA players dating to 2005 getting into the tournament, however, left without a gold medal for the first time since 2006.
Curry has been on two of the World Cup groups at some point of that stretch but has yet to compete inside the Olympics.
“I’ve in no way been on the Olympic group. I’ve been on two World Cup championship gold-medal teams. But the Olympics is the revel in that I need. And subsequent 12 months will with any luck be it,” said Curry.
The American squad needed to deal with more than a dozen defections from NBA stars who subsidized out of their dedication to playing earlier than the match. Of the 35 gamers named closing summer season as viable contributors of the roster, simplest 4 made it to China: Kemba Walker, Khris Middleton, Harrison Barnes, and Myles Turner.
“We’re nevertheless great,” stated Curry, before including a caveat.
“If we get the men which might be speculated to be there, in terms of, you recognize, representing us inside the Olympic stage and the committee’s been there, and I suppose it’ll be there next yr.”