In the wake of Team USA’s disappointing performance at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup, speculation abounds that LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers is considering donning the red, white, and blue for the upcoming Olympics. This would mark his final opportunity to represent Team USA on the world stage, and he has ambitions to assemble a dream team of NBA’s finest.
Among the candidates to join LeBron in this Olympic venture are Stephen Curry, the sharpshooting sensation from the Golden State Warriors, and Kevin Durant, the formidable force from the Phoenix Suns. However, another compelling addition to Team USA, making absolute sense, is the Los Angeles Lakers’ towering presence, Anthony Davis.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis have shared the hardwood for five seasons with the Lakers, establishing themselves as one of the most formidable duos in the sport. Their chemistry and camaraderie make them a natural fit for Team USA. With Davis’s imposing size and athleticism, he could effortlessly fill the center position, providing the ideal complement to LeBron and the other talented teammates. Notably, Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report has already projected Davis as a potential starter for Team USA.
“AD’s coming off a season in which he averaged 12.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. And while he can’t space the floor like JJJ, his willingness to rebound and mix it up inside would more than outweigh the lost outside shooting.”
The prospect of LeBron James and Anthony Davis leading Team USA is undeniably exciting. Lakers fans would relish witnessing this dynamic duo represent their country, and perhaps, this collaboration could entice other top-tier players to consider Los Angeles in the future.
The Team USA Olympic roster for 2024 promises to be distinctly different from the recent FIBA squad that disappointed fans. The need for redemption is palpable, and to achieve it, Team USA must bring out their heavy artillery. LeBron James and his potential star-studded teammates could be the key to restoring Team USA’s basketball prestige on the global stage.