Even though they just finished as seventh in the recent FIBA World Cup, Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry remains confident in Team USA and their quality as the best team in the world. The All-Star guard has made clear his intentions to represent his country in the 2020 summer Olympics, stating that the rest of the teams are still behind them.
“We’re still the best,” Curry told ESPN’s Nick Friedell. “If we get the guys that are supposed to be there, in terms of, you know, representing us in the Olympic stage and the commitment’s been there, and I think it’ll be there next year.”
Most NBA players are American, which makes things easier for Team USA to collect a very talented group of stars to compete for anything at an international level. This year, though, that wasn’t the case, as a big group of players declined the invitation to play the World Cup hosted in China, which caused the team to record its worst-ever finish in a major international tournament.
Now, it looks like things are about to change, with Stephen Curry committing to represent his country next year, as well as Damian Lillard, and some say LeBron James could be doing the same. If all these guys remain healthy, next year is going to be huge for Gregg Popovich and his pupils, with Team USA taking revenge of all the things they lived this summer.