The hangover from the 2023 World Cup that saw Germany win has consequences. The fourth position of the United States produced many criticisms within the world of basketball, we must add the last gold in a 2014 World Cup, held in Spain. In 2019, the failure was so great that only the seventh place was obtained, which was the worst result in the history of the country. The next competition on the horizon is a year from now in Paris, the Olympic Games. There seems to be a “Last Dance” among the great American superstars of the past decades.
The Olympic finals, in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012, remain in the minds of Spanish fans because of the confrontations between the Spanish National Team and Team USA, both American victories that they had to sweat for 40 minutes to secure. . In that team full of stars, some have retired: Kobe, Wade, Carmelo…. One name from that generation that did not play in the last two Olympic editions and seems determined to return is LeBron James. The Lakers player has two gold medals in his cabinets (2008 and 2012) and a participation in 2004 where he did not win a medal, being one of the stars of his second year in the league. James seems to have shown a lot of interest in being part of the North American team in Paris. The interest is not only limited to their participation but many stars have been contacted to be recruited.
James has already spoken to Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Jayson Tatum and Draymond Green, and all of them are ready to commit as well. Separately, Dallas’ Devin Booker, Damian Lillard, De’Aaron Fox and Kyrie Irving also have serious interest in committing, league sources said.