Team USA’s Olympic Men’s Basketball Roster Dominates Exhibition Game Against Canada – Barack Obama Shows Support On Court

LAS VEGAS — The Team USA men’s basketball roster for the 2024 Paris Olympics is stacked with talent, boasting future Hall of Famers and NBA All-Stars who are poised to make a strong run for a fifth consecutive gold medal.

In an exhibition game at T-Mobile Arena, Team USA showcased their dominance with an 86-72 victory over Canada, with notable performances from players like Anthony Edwards, Steph Curry, Anthony Davis, and LeBron James. Former U.S. President Barack Obama was present courtside to witness the team’s impressive display on the court.

Coach Steve Kerr commended his team’s effort, acknowledging that despite a slow start marked by turnovers and missed shots, the defensive intensity and work on the glass were commendable. The American squad showed resilience and determination to set the tone for their upcoming games.

Overcoming an early deficit against Canada, Team USA rallied in the second quarter with a 7-0 run that propelled them to victory. The team’s second unit, led by Edwards and Davis, played a pivotal role in turning the tide of the game in their favor.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer, USA Basketball paid tribute to past legends during the game, with iconic players like Patrick Ewing, John Stockton, Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and Carmelo Anthony in attendance. Obama’s presence and inspiring words added to the team’s motivation and sense of pride in representing their country on the international stage.

Looking ahead to their quest for another gold medal, Team USA will face Serbia in their opening game on July 28. Despite facing formidable opponents like former NBA MVP Nikola Jokić, the team remains focused on their goal of playing hard and securing victory.

As they continue to gel and build cohesion as a unit, players like LeBron James emphasize the importance of having a common goal of winning gold. With a wealth of talent and veteran leadership, Team USA aims to make their mark in the upcoming Olympic Games with a stellar performance on the court.