Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry has confirmed that he is committed to representing Team USA at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next summer.
“That is the plan, for sure,” Curry stated. “You know, obviously knock on wood, you don’t want any injuries or things like that to interfere.” This would be the first time that the six-time NBA all-star would appear on the Olympic stage.
When asked to elaborate on this concrete decision, Curry emphasised: ‘Definitely wanna go. I’ve never been on the Olympic team. I’ve been on two World Cup championship gold-medal teams. But the Olympics is the experience that I want. And next year will hopefully be it.”
The three-time NBA winner, along with numerous other stars, was absent from Team USA’s world cup lineup this year. In fact, the squad was mainly comprised of last-minute addtitions, making it that much more understandable that the 2019 world cup culminated with Team USA’s worst-ever finish.
Despite their dissappointing performance, Curry remains confident in Team USA’s ability to turn their fortunes around. He explained, “We’re still the best. If we get the guys that are supposed to be there, in terms of, you know, representing us in the Olympic stage and the commitment’s been there, and I think it’ll be there next year.”