U.S. Olympic team is without LeBron, Curry, Harden and many more

Author:
Updated:
Original:

LeBron James, Steph Curry, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis and John Wall are arguably ten of the top 20 players in the NBA – many of them in the upper half of that debatable list – but none of them are on 2016 U.S. men's Olympic basketball team.

This year's team is headlined by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, along with:

  • Harrison Barnes
  • Jimmy Butler
  • DeMarcus Cousins
  • DeMar DeRozan
  • Paul George
  • Draymond Green
  • Kyrie Irving
  • DeAndre Jordan
  • Kyle Lowry
  • Klay Thompson

Whether the names above are skipping the Olympics for rest, postseason surgeries or the threat of Zika virus, one thing is certain: The 2016 U.S. Olympic team isn't nearly as daunting as it has been the past two Olympics.

The U.S. took home the Gold medal in 2012 and 2008. They finished third in the 2004 games.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-11-29 at 4.59.51 PM

Watch: Adam Thielen watches end of Vikings/Panthers just like all of us

The Vikings receiver looked like a true fan on Sunday afternoon.

Chad Beebe

Chad Beebe's roller-coaster fourth-quarter keeps Vikings playoff hopes alive

A muffed punt and a game-winning touchdown helped defeat the Panthers on Sunday afternoon.

127266986_2766399800267634_3587849554502438415_n

West-central MN cops warn kids to stay off ice, or 'Santa won't come'

This comes amid repeated ice warnings across the state.

covid-19, coronavirus, PPE

Nov. 29 COVID-19 update: 57 deaths, nearly 9,000 more cases

Nearly 100,000 tests were included in Sunday's report.

jim ramstad

Watch former Rep. Jim Ramstad's memorial service online

The ceremony will be live-streamed for the public on Sunday.

EDL1LeKXsAEeH32

How high can Rashod Bateman go in the 2021 NFL Draft?

The Gophers star receiver has plenty of praise heading into next April.

TCF Bank Stadium

15 more from Gopher football team test positive for COVID-19

That brings the total number of cases from this outbreak to 40.

Teddy Bridgewater

5 questions for Vikings-Panthers Week 12 NFC battle

The Vikings welcome Teddy Bridgewater back to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.

police lights

Shelter-in-place in Albert Lea after police officer shot in the chest

The officer was able to drive to an emergency room.

En-KfRaXEAEbuE7

St. Paul officer shoots man who got out of dumpster, ran towards police

A report says the man was naked and had a steak knife.

Screen Shot 2020-11-28 at 6.58.11 PM

Gophers dominate second half to defeat Loyola-Marymount

Marcus Carr scored 26 to send the Gophers to 2-0.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Kandiyohi Co. man airlifted after hand caught in corn picker

Corn pickers are a common cause of farm accidents.

Related