Team USA men’s basketball team revealed the new jerseys players will be wearing at the Tokyo Summer Olympics and the reactions are… good?
I added that question mark because, frankly, with all of the terrible looks being cranked out by uniform manufacturers lately, it’s a bit of a surprise.
Team USA’s men’s basketball team, which is seeking it’s fourth consecutive Olympic title, will be made up pros Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), Durant, Jerami Grant (Detroit Pistons), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks), Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls), Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers), Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks) and Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics).
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will be running the show with help from Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors), Lloyd Pierce and Jay Wright (Villanova).
The Stars Have Aligned
Sights set on a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal at #Tokyo2020 🥇
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) June 28, 2021
“We are excited about the 12 players who have been selected to represent the United States in the Tokyo Olympics,” said USA Men’s National Team managing director Jerry Colangelo. “This was an unusually challenging selection process for many reasons, including the year postponement of the Olympics and the issues related to the timing of the NBA regular season and playoffs.
“Our roster features players who are experienced in the international game, and this team has outstanding athleticism, versatility and balance. We also believe we have excellent leadership which is a necessity in order to develop the needed chemistry. We still have a lot of challenges in front of us, but I believe these players will become a team that all Americans will be proud of.”
Check out how some of the players will look in their new kits when you tune in to the one-year-delayed Summer Olympic Games from July 23 through Aug. 8.
It’s about as close as you’ll get to seeing them play in these new uniforms because as of Thursday the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo will be held without spectators due to a declaration of a state of emergency in the area thanks to a rising numbers of COVID-19 infections.
Should be fun!
From St. Louis, Missouri
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) July 8, 2021