If the 1992 USA Olympic basketball roster was the “Dream Team,” the 2024 version might just be the “Scream Team” for what NBA fans will do when they see the names on the roster.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, USA Basketball is finalizing the roster for this summer in Paris, including 11 players and an open spot.

The roster includes former MVPs LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Joel Embiid. Those four will be joined by a team of All-Stars, with Jayson Tatum, Devin Booker, Tyrese Haliburton, Anthony Edwards, Jrue Holiday, Bam Adebayo and Anthony Davis all joining forces for the Americans.

The U.S. won the gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, going 2-1 in round-robin play before going undefeated in the three-round bracket.

Durant, Adebayo, Booker, Holiday and Tatum are the five returning players from that team.


The USA lost to Canada in the bronze medal game of last summer’s FIBA World Cup. Haliburton and Edwards are the only players from that team to be listed on the 2024 roster.

This will be Curry’s first time suiting up in the Olympics and James’ fourth trip with the USA. James has won two gold medals (2008, 2012) and one bronze (2004).

Durant is one of two players to win three men’s basketball gold medals, joining Carmelo Anthony.

In addition to the five from the 2020 team and James, Davis is the only other player with Olympic experience. He played for the U.S. in the 2012 Games before making his NBA debut.

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