Tokyo 2020 is just around the corner and the upcoming two weeks will have the sports world in for a treat. Team USA is already looking forward to making its debut in the Olympic Games hoping to begin its way to a fourth-straight gold medal.
The San Antonio Spurs legendary coach Gregg Popovich will be at the helm of the national team during the Olympics. Unsurprisingly, his side will be full of NBA superstars that will try to take their country to glory in the greatest sports competition.
The USA got used to being dominant when the time to face other national teams came, yet it must bring its A-game to prove its strength and avoid suffering an unexpected blow. Check out which players will be representing the US in the Summer Olympics.
Which NBA players are playing in the Tokyo Olympics 2021?
Since professional athletes were allowed to take part in the Olympics from Barcelona 1992 onwards, the USA was completely dominant winning six gold medals, only failing to do so in Athens 2004 in what has been one of the biggest shocks in the Olympics.
Therefore, even though it got used to winning frequently, Team USA knows that it must focus on winning without underestimating anyone. This time, it will show up at Tokyo 2020 with a great squad full of NBA figures, but without the likes of LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and James Harden, among many others.
However, these will be the twelve players that will work under Gregg Popovich's guidance throughout the Summer Olympics looking to grab the fourth gold medal in a row for Team USA:
- Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)
- Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
- Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
- Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks)
- Keldon Johnson (San Antonio Spurs)
- Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
- Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat)
- Draymond Green (Los Angeles Lakers)
- Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks)
- JaVale McGee (Denver Nuggets)
- Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls)
- Jerami Grant (Detroit Pistons)