Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry has expressed his desire to represent the United States in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, in an interview with ESPN.
Speaking to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, the 2-time NBA MVP made his intentions known to the public.
“Definitely wanna go. I’ve never been on the Olympic team. I’ve been on two World Cup Championship gold medal teams. But the Olympics is the experience that I want. And next year will hopefully be it.”
Curry was part of the FIBA World Cup gold medal-winning 2010 and 2014 Team USA squads.
He averaged 10.7 PPG, 2.8 RPG, and 2.9 APG and shot 43.8% from 3 in the 2014 edition where USA beat Serbia convincingly, 129-92 for the gold medal.
He was unable to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics where his teammates Harrison Barnes, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green played in.
“That is the plan, for sure. You know, obviously knock on wood, you don’t want any injuries or things like that to interfere.”
The United States finished a dismal 7th place in the 2019 World Cup when most stars begged off from joining the international competition.