While Stephen Curry was part of a long list of NBA stars who did not compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the Warriors guard says that doesn’t mean his days wearing the red, white and blue are over.
In fact, he recently told FIBA.com that he plans to rejoin Team USA for the World Cup in 2019 in China and the Olympics in 2020 in Tokyo:
“The way it went down this past year with the injury, it was the right decision,” Curry said to FIBA.com in his hometown of Charlotte, where he recently played for the Golden State Warriors against the Hornets.
“It was a tough one because I put a lot of equity into playing for Team USA and was looking forward to playing for the Olympic team for the first time.
“The decision for me personally was that it was best not to play, and to get ready for the season, to get healthy.
“Going forward, I do plan on playing at the World Cup (in 2019 in China), being healthy and being in a good position to be in Tokyo.”
“I love playing for the USA,” he said. “It was taking a lot not to be out there (last year). It’s just different and you get to play with the best in the NBA against the best in the world.