Report: Steph Curry commits to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Team USA will have an opportunity to win its fourth straight gold medal at next summer’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and one NBA superstar has announced his commitment to the team.

During a recent interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry said he is committed to playing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Although Curry has never played in the Olympics, he helped Team USA win two FIBA World Cup gold medals in 2010 and 2014.

Curry said, via ESPN’s Nick Friedell:

That is the plan, for sure.  You know, obviously knock on wood, you don’t want any injuries or things like that to interfere.

Team USA finished seventh in this summer’s FIBA World Cup. It was the team’s worst finish ever; the Americans were knocked out by France in the quarterfinals. After the loss to France, Team USA lost in the classification round to Serbia and then defeated Poland in the seventh-place game.

Despite the seventh-place finish, Curry still believes in Team USA’s pool of talent:

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.

With Curry committing early, other superstars will likely want to show they’re committed as well. Warriors forward Draymond Green recently said he wants to play in the Olympics.

Curry committing to Team USA is huge. A two-time MVP and three-time champion, Curry would be one of the team’s best players. It’d be hard for opposing teams to stop Curry’s shooting, especially if Team USA has other stars to create a plethora of matchup problems.

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