Back on November 14, 2013, before a home game for the Golden State Warriors against the Oklahoma City Thunder, LetsGoWarriors.com got the opportunity to ask Stephen Curry about the possibility of playing alongside Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on Team USA Basketball (USAB) this summer for the 2010 World Championships, with the caveat that during the NBA season, Curry was probably focused on the Warriors.
“Yeah, we played together in the 2010 World Championships,” Curry told us, “and there’s an opportunity again this summer in going to Spain but, like you said, it’s not something I think about now but something I’ve expressed I want to do and hopefully I get that opportunity.”
Today, USA Basketball will announce a 28-player pool from which USAB chairman Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski will choose the 12-man rosters for the 2014 World Cup of Basketball and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports and Marc Stein of ESPN.com have both reported that Stephen Curry is among the 28 players selected.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry amongst players on the USA roster, source said.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) January 22, 2014
Hearing: DeMarcus Cousins, LaMarcus Aldridge and Steph Curry have all earned spots in USA Basketball's 2014 player pool to be announced THU
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 22, 2014
Curry won a gold medal with the USA Men’s Basketball Team that won the 2010 FIBA World Championship. He also was a member of the 2007 USA U19 World Championship Team that won the silver medal at the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship and that won the gold medal at the 2007 Global Games.
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