Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is “50-50” on playing for Team USA at Tokyo for the 2021 Olympic Games.
Basketball is surely a USA-dominated sport. Even though the game is more worldwide than before, definitely, USA has the best group of players out there. Since 1936, The United States Basketball Team have won the Olympic event a whopping 15 out of 19 times. This just proves how elite the American team is.
Several NBA players had promised to represent the United States in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games. However, due to the unprecedented COVID-19 virus, the league had to change their schedule. Because of the short offseason this year, plenty of players decided to back out of the prestigious event.
We have learnt how LeBron James has decided to focus on his upcoming movie “Space Jam: A New Legacy”, an injured Anthony Davis too, won’t be representing his nation.
However, NBA fans don’t have to give up on their hopes yet. While Portland Trail Blazer superstar Damian Lillard has shown great interest in the event, Golden State’s Stephen Curry too, revealed his plans for the upcoming tournament.
“I’m literally 50-50”: Stephen Curry on playing for Team USA at Olympics 2021
Arguably the greatest shooter of all time, Stephen Curry, has virtually achieved it all. He’s a 3-time NBA Champ, 2-time MVP, 7-time All-Star, 6-time All-NBA player and a future Hall-Of-Famer. Chef Curry has even won gold medals for the USA at the FIBA World Cup in 2010 and 2014. The only remaining accolade missing from Steph’s resume is a shinning Olympic gold medal.
When asked about his participation, the 6-foot-3 sharpshooter said:
“I’m literally 50-50. I probably need to decide in the next two weeks.”
Warriors star Stephen Curry confirms he’s “literally 50-50” about playing in the Olympics.https://t.co/HzZ0QeF7WH
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The Baby Faced Assassin is now 33-years-old, and this is probably the last time he will get an opportunity to win an Olympic medal for his team.
As much as we would love to see Curry on that star-studded USA team, it’s totally understandable if he decides not to travel to Japan. While having to carry a fairly inexperienced team, despite playing on a broken tailbone, Stephen played 34.2 minutes per game and dropped an insane 32 points (league-best), 5.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game. However, by not seeing playoffs action this year, Curry has surely had ample rest time this offseason.
Whatever SC30 decides to do, the entire Team USA and its staff will certainly respect his decision.