United States finalise 2012 London Olympics Dream Team
NBA Finals players LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden will play for the USA (AFP)
The United States of America have today finalised their 12 man squad that they will send to the London Olympics in just three short weeks.
The modern day Dream Team will be led by Duke University Coack Mike Krzyzewski, who helped guide the USA to gold in Beijing.
Having an unimaginable wealth of talent to choose from, Coach ‘K’ has selected his ideal twelve men from an original squad of twenty to take to London.
The squad is as follows:
Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks)
Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
James Harden (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers)
LeBron James (Miami Heat)
Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers)
Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Deron Williams (Brooklyn Nets)
From this squad there was no real surprises to any avid basketball followers as the majority of the in form big name players were named. Dwyane Wade was ruled out after requiring knee surgery.
The roster features five players (Anthony, Bryant, James, Paul and Williams) who were a part of the team that won gold in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics and four players who played in the NBA Finals for the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder.
The USA will move on to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., to train July 13-15 and play an exhibition contest versus Brazil at the Verizon Center on July 16, then they will head to Manchester to play an exhibition game against the Great Britain national team before heading to London.
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