When: Sunday at 8 a.m.ET
Streaming: Peacock, NBCOlympics.com
It’s time to get serious.
The US basketball team fell short of their standards in an exhibition match, losing their first two games to Nigeria and Australia before ending 2-2.
As the team’s quest for a fourth straight gold medal must officially begin, and with France offering a tough opener, the United States will need to start to look a bit more like the Dream Team.
Even without the brightest stars like LeBron James and Steph Curry, the American list is stacked and remains the favorite to capture gold. The team is led by Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard and Jayson Tatum. They will also be joined by those who have just finished the NBA Finals: Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Devin Booker, all of whom are expected to play against France.
The French squad also has plenty of NBA talent, including Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier, Nicolas Batum, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Frank Ntilikina, who is out against the United States due to mild muscle discomfort.