Recently, the country USA has made an official announcement regarding the 12 players who would like to win a 3rd consecutive title of the men’s Olympic basketball in Rio de Janeiro 2016 in the month of August. Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony who were the gold medalists of the London 2012 Olympics have been joined by four other players had also won in the world cup in 2014 and with this victory the team has guaranteed their countries place at Rio Olympics 2016.
Kyrie Irving who has got the top score in the final World Cup and who had played the lead role recently in Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA title has been named besides the fellow winners of the 2014 World Cup DeMar DeRozan, DeMarcus Cousins and Klay Thompson.
Anthony and Durant Records and Their Role at Rio 2016
Carmelo Anthony who has won the gold medals at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games along with the silver medal at Athens 2004 would be the first USA male basketball player who will be playing the four Olympics games.
Whereas Kevin Durant who has been elected as the most important player as USA has won the world title in 2012 and got top score for his country at the 2012 London Olympics, was named in his second team of Olympics.
The full line-up along with the clubs in brackets include the: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks); Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls); Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors); Paul George (Indiana Pacers); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors); Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors); DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers) and Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors).