April 13, 2024
Steph Curry has yet to have had an opportunity to suit up for an Olympic Games because of injuries.

SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry has accomplished just about all that a basketball player can over the course of his career, but there’s one thing still missing on his Hall of Fame résumé.

Curry has never played in the Olympics, and he’s hoping that soon could change.

Speaking Monday at Warriors media day, Curry said he’s open to making his Olympics debut next summer.

Curry said he’s had some preliminary talks about joining Team USA and, barring an unforeseen changes, intends to suit up for the U.S. at the 2024 Paris Games.

“If all things stay the same, I want to be playing,” Curry said. “It’s the one thing I haven’t done, and I also understand the opportunity for Team USA to kind of reassert themselves as dominant in the world and all that type of stuff.”

After Team USA fell short from medaling in this summer’s FIBA World Cup, LeBron James was reportedly spearheading a movement to convince some of the NBA’s top players, including Curry, to join him at the upcoming Summer Games. Earlier Monday, Kevin Durant shared his intentions to play for the U.S. next summer.

It appears Curry is on board, too.

“Definitely want to be there, definitely want to be on the team,” Curry said. “Hopefully all things line up that way where we’re all there.”

Curry has won gold with Team USA in the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Cup, but he has yet to play in the Olympics. He’s had several opportunities, but the timing has never worked out in the four-time NBA champ’s favor.

Curry was in the running to make the 2016 team for the Rio Olympics, but ankle and knee issues caused him to withdraw. Four years later, Curry declined to take part in the 2020 Tokyo Games in order to rest and recover.

At 35, though, Curry’s playing clock is running out. And while he continues to defy Father Time, this could be his last chance at making an Olympic squad.

Steve Kerr is in place to coach Team USA in Paris next summer. He oversaw a young roster that finished fourth at this summer’s World Cup, which qualified the U.S. for the Paris Olympics.