STEPH Curry says he wants to play in the Tokyo Olympics, and is hoping he would be in top shape as the US looks to assert its supremacy in the quadrennial games.
The two-time NBA MVP insisted the USA remains the best, even after the Fiba Basketball World Cup debacle.
Rudy Gobert the French squad eliminated the USA at the quarterfinal stage, and the Americans wound up a dismal seventh in the world tournament in China.
The Olympics in 2020 in Curry’s sights.
“That is the plan, for sure,” Curry sain in an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols.
“You know, obviously knock on wood, you don’t want any injuries or things like that to interfere.”
The Golden State Warriors star guard has won gold twice in the Fiba world tournament — in Turkey 2010 with a team featuring Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose, and in Spain 2014 with Rose, Kyrie Irving, James Harden and Klay Thompson.
He has not played in the Olympics.
“I’ve never been on the Olympic team. I’ve been on two World Cup championship gold-medal teams. But the Olympics is the experience that I want. And next year will hopefully be it,” he said.
Curry hopes Team USA will be able to assemble a dominant squad, after the biggest stars who were invited to join team for the FIBA Basketball World Cup declined to play.
“We’re still the best,” said Curry.
“If we get the guys that are supposed to be there, in terms of, you know, representing us in the Olympic stage and the commitment’s been there, and I think it’ll be there next year.”