Kevin Durant Officially Named to U.S. Olympic Team
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant will play in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
USA Basketball officially released its roster for the Olympics, and Durant is one of 12 who will make up the U.S. Men’s National Team.
This will be Durant’s second time to play in the Olympics.
He was part of the 2012 U.S. team that won gold in London.
Durant led that team in scoring by averaging a U.S. Olympic record 19.5 points a game.
The remaining U.S. Olympic roster includes Carmelo Anthony, Harrison Barnes, Jimmy Butler, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan, Paul George, Draymond Green, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Kyle Lowry and Klay Thompson.
Durant’s Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook decided a couple weeks ago to not play in the Olympics, or otherwise likely would have been chosen.
The Olympics run August 5-21, with 12 nations competing in men’s basketball.