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Warriors' Steph Curry plans to play for Team USA in 2020 Olympic Games

Warriors' Steph Curry plans to play for Team USA in 2020 Olympic Games

The year 2020 is going to be different for the USA, and I'm not just talking about the upcoming presidential election.

As you're aware, every A- and B-level star elected not to play for coach Gregg Popovich and Team USA this summer (no offense, Donovan Mitchell). As a result, the Americans sputtered to a seventh-place finish in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. But don't expect the big names to take the same approach to the 2020 Olympic Games.

Steph Curry, for one, is ready to get buckets on the international stage.

"That is the plan, for sure," the Warriors star told ESPN's Rachel Nichols on if he plans to play in Tokyo next summer. "You know, obviously knock on wood, you don't want any injuries or things like that to interfere.

"Definitely wanna go," Curry said. "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."

Team USA is just as excited for Steph to join the squad.

The seventh-place finish was Team USA's worst international showing since its Bronze Medal in the disaster that was the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. The Americans have won three straight gold medals since then, buoyed by teams led by Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and coach Mike Krzyzewski. With Curry's commitment to the 2020 games, expect other marquee names to line up behind him to lead the Red, White and Blue to another gold medal.

"We're still the best," Curry said. "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."

Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard also said he plans to play in 2020.

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With Team USA's latest redemption tour underway, Curry will be tasked with being one of the leaders in getting Team USA back to its rightful place atop the international basketball world.

That's bad news for the rest of the world. 

Warriors' Steph Curry had to assemble basketball hoop amid quarantine

Warriors' Steph Curry had to assemble basketball hoop amid quarantine

Warriors superstar Steph Curry can't go to Chase Center to work on his game. The facilities are closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He is not allowed to shoot hoops at a local park or gym.

So he needed to take matters into his own hands.

Ben Cohen of The Wall Street Journal has the details:

Stephen Curry had been stuck at home for more than two weeks, unable to do the one thing he does better than anybody, when his wife ordered him a Spalding hoop for their driveway. For the first time in 16 days, he could shoot a basketball. Or at least that was the plan.

But this solution only caused another problem. Now he actually had to put the hoop together.

“I got overwhelmed looking at the manual,” Curry said. After what he could only describe as “a pretty serious effort,” Curry finally succeeded at his unexpected assembly job. It only took him five hours.

“I was very confident in myself going in,” he said. “That was shot down pretty quick.”

Finally, we found something that the two-time NBA MVP is not very good at! 

For real though -- there was no way Curry was going to go months without shooting a basketball. So props to Ayesha for placing that order.

"He's got a fairly nice workout area there at his home," Brandon Payne -- Curry's personal trainer -- said last week. "He doesn't have a basketball court, but he's got stuff he can do outdoors.

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"He's got a nice place where he can lift and do his strength work."

Problem solved. And now Curry can turn back the clock.

“I feel like a little 12-year-old kid out there running around," he told Cohen. "Simulating game shots in my driveway."

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Watch Warriors' Steph Curry put son Canon through adorable home workout

Watch Warriors' Steph Curry put son Canon through adorable home workout

Steph and Ayesha Curry's son, Canon, is one year and nine months old.

But it's never too early to develop healthy workout habits.

On the two-time NBA MVP's Instagram post, he included the caption: "Canon trying to show us up and be the hardest worker in the room this am! Questionable form but we will take it. Happy Wednesday #youngwolf #throughthistogether."

Canon is going to be a beast in the weight room.

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Lastly, in case you missed it -- Steph is gearing up to battle former Warriors teammate Kent Bazmore on Wednesday night in a golf simulator matchup.

This is not an April Fools' Day joke. 

They will square off at 8 p.m. PT on Instagram Live, so get your popcorn ready.

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