Why is Steph Curry not on Olympic team?
Curry, like James, dealt with injuries throughout his career. In 2021, he missed time due to a fractured tailbone, but still played in 63 of a possible 72 games. Still, the 33-year-old is taking the summer off to continue to heal his body.
Is Steph Curry playing in the Olympics 2021?
According to Shams Charania and Anthony Slater of The Athletic, the Golden State Warriors point guard has opted out of joining Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics. Curry joins LeBron James, Donovan Mitchell, Anthony Davis as star NBA players to opt-out of joining Team USA for the 2021 Olympic run.
Why is LeBron not in the Olympics?
“LeBron made choices these last couple of Olympics not to participate because he’s got a lot of things going on in his life.” And he added: “So he put in his time, he made a contribution that is appreciated, but I think his time is over.”
Do Olympians get paid?
Heading into Tokyo, our athletes are rewarded $20,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze, which is largely consistent with the 2016 Games in Rio.
Will Giannis play in the Olympics?
An Antetokounmpo-less Greece didn’t manage to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, but Giannis is confident that he can lead the national team to a trophy in the future. … “Whenever we can [be with the Greek national team], we are there,” Antetokounmpo told the press conference.