Over the last few months, there has been a lot of talk about which NBA players would not play during the Rio Olympics this summer. Kobe Bryant pulled out of the Olympics in early 2016. Steph Curry did, too. And late last week, LeBron James decided that he wouldn’t play for Team USA, either.
On Monday morning, USA Basketball announced who will play, and despite the fact that Kobe, LeBron, and Steph are all out, Team USA should still be a force to be reckoned with based on the players who will take part in the Olympics. USA Basketball revealed the 12 NBA players who will represent Team USA on Twitter. Here’s the roster the U.S. team will use once the Olympics begin:
Here's more info on all 12 players:
Gold medal or nah?