Carmelo Anthony Excludes LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant From Team USA Starting 5

Fans troll Carmelo Anthony for excluding LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant from Team USA starting 5. Discover who made the cut! Read more

Published on Jul 11, 2024  |  12:46 AM IST |  58.2K
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Recently, Carmelo Anthony sparked an interesting conversation by sharing his surprising picks for Team USA's starting lineup at the 4 Paris Olympics. Debatably his selection left out established veterans like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Durant.

"I would go with Steph, Braun, AD, KD, and I would go with, who am I missing? I'll scratch that, I'll go young. I'll go young, I'll go, Halliburton, Anthony Edwards, Bam Adebayo, I'll go Jason Tatum, and I'm missing one more, Book." 

Fans react to Carmelo Anthony's bold team USA choices

Carmelo Anthony's bold departure from the proven veterans to fresh-faced stars caught fans off guard, especially his decision not to include LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant in Team USA's first-choice team. Here are some reactions to this unexpected twist.

Indeed, Anthony's rationale lies in the need for new vigor and young talent. He spots a precious gem in Halliburton, who, with his extraordinary skill set and proven maturity, can be a solid point guard for the team.

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Carmelo Anthony's strategic vision blends youth and experience for Team USA's success

Carmelo doesn't disregard the roster's talent depth as he names mature players who would serve as valuable substitutes. This fusion of new vigor and seasoned prowess provides Team USA a versatile, formidable team able to adapt to diverse in-game scenarios.


Carmelo's pick of a younger first-string underscores USA Basketball's future while appreciating the crucial role of mature players. His approach guarantees a well-rounded, dynamic Team USA prepared for top-level competition at the Paris Olympics.

His selections shed light on a strategic vision aimed at optimizing the team's potential and clinching another gold for the United States.

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