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Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid named to Team USA for 2024 Summer Olympics

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid officially goes to Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

USA Basketball on Wednesday finalized its 12-man roster for the Summer Games, with Embiid joining the likes of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, Phoenix Suns’ Kevin Durant and Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry for the Paris Olympics.

Also named to Team USA are Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat, Devin Booker of the Suns, Anthony Davis of the Lakers, Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota TimberwolvesTyrese Haliburton of the Indiana Pacers Jrue Holiday of the Boston CelticsKawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics.

“I am grateful to these twelve men for their commitment to representing USA Basketball,” said Grant Hill, manager of the USA Basketball men’s national team. “The United States is home to some of the best basketball players in the world and I appreciate the outpouring of interest in being part of this roster.”

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The 2024 Summer Games will be the first for Embiid, who has committed to play for Team USA next become an American citizen in September 2022. Embiid has dual citizenship, like the US and France.

Team USA will be led by Warriors head coach Steve Kerr with Gonzaga University’s Mark Few, Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue and Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra as assistants.

The men’s national team will try to win its 17th gold medal this summer. Team USA defeated France to win gold at the 2020 Summer Games.

The 2024 Olympic Games in Paris are scheduled from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

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