The next Summer Olympic games are not that far away. France will play host to the 2024 summer games, which officially begin on Friday July 26 and conclude Sunday August 11. During the 17-day window, the U.S. men’s basketball team will seek its fourth consecutive gold medal.
Americans traveling aboard, to watch Team USA, will need an international driving permit to get around. The preliminary rounds will be played in Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille, with the final phase staging at the Bercy Arena in Paris.
With the previous Summer Olympics moved to 2021, it’s likely we could see many of the same NBA stars represent the Red, White and Blue in France. Bam Adebayo (Miami), Devin Booker (Phoenix), and Jason Tatum (Boston) figure to return, along with newcomers like Jaylen Brown (Boston), Anthony Edwards (Minnesota), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City), Donovan Mitchell (Cleveland), Ja Morant (Memphis), Trae Young (Atlanta) among others.
No doubt Team USA will once again be among the favorites, but don’t overlook the host country. Team France will be led by Rudy Gobert (Minnesota) and possibly Joel Embid (Philadelphia) who has dual citizenship. That would be a formidable frontline for France.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee) will look to make some noise with Team Greece, while Luka Doncic (Dallas) will lead a good Slovenia team, and Nikola Jokic (Denver) will headline an excellent Serbian squad.
A lot can change in the next two years, but men’s basketball figures to be very entertaining at the 2024 Summer Olympics.