Curry has won a pair of gold medals playing for Team USA in the world championships but was unable to participate in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because he was recovering from knee and ankle injuries.
Is Steph Curry on the 2021 Olympic team?
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry opened up about his decision to pass on playing for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics, saying it “just wasn’t right for me.”
Why is Steph Curry not on the USA Olympic team?
He was on the FIBA World Cup teams but was not among 20 finalists for the 2012 Olympic team. Curry withdrew from 2016 Olympic consideration two months before the Rio Games, citing several reasons, including knee and ankle injuries.
Is Curry joining the Olympics?
According to Shams Charania and Anthony Slater of The Athletic, the Golden State Warriors point guard has opted out of joining Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics. Curry joins LeBron James, Donovan Mitchell, Anthony Davis as star NBA players to opt-out of joining Team USA for the 2021 Olympic run.
Why Steph Curry is not on Team USA 2021?
Curry, like James, dealt with injuries throughout his career. In 2021, he missed time due to a fractured tailbone, but still played in 63 of a possible 72 games. Still, the 33-year-old is taking the summer off to continue to heal his body.
Why LeBron James is not in USA team?
The answer, as it turns out, is simple: rest. James was one of a handful of players, including Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Chris Paul, who decided to sit out the games after strenuous seasons. James, in particular, was sidelined for a month after an ankle injury.
What team is LeBron on 2021?
Lakers 2021-22 preview: LeBron James’ patience will be tested by the team he helped create – Orange County Register.
Did Steph Curry win a gold medal?
Gold Medals: 2014 FIBA World Cup, 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2007 Global Games.