Team USA News: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony Top List Of 30 Finalists For Olympics

Team USA News: LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony Top List Of 30 Finalists For Olympics
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Kobe Bryant has ruled himself out. Now, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James have to guide the U.S. men’s national basketball team in 2016 Rio Olympics to win another gold medal. The defending MVP Stephen Curry will be on the hunt for his first gold medal.


Melo, a three-time gold medalist in Olympics, headed the list of 30 finalists along with LeBron James. James will also be looking for his fourth triumph in the games. The list includes 18 players who have collectively gathered 29 FIBA or Olympic gold medals.

The team of finalists is as follows:

LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio Spurs); Anthony; Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls); Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings); Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets); Rudy Gay (Sacramento Kings); Paul George (Indiana Pacers); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors); Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers); James Harden (Houston Rockets); Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz); Dwight Howard (Houston Rockets); Andre Iguodala (Golden State Warriors); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); James; DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers); Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs); Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers); Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers); Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors); John Wall (Washington Wizards); and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).

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