James Harden: I want to play in 2019 World Cup
James Harden skipped the 2016 Olympics.
But he sounds ready to rejoin Team USA for the 2019 World Cup.
Harden is among 35 players listed as in consideration for a roster spot, but the MVP candidate is likely a lock if he wants to play. He won gold at the 2012 Olympics and led Team USA to another gold medal in the 2014 World Cup.
With the World Cup being held in China, where there are lucrative marketing opportunities, expect many other stars to participate. The competition for Team USA roster spots could be intense.
But Harden is good enough and has proven his commitment to USA Basketball. He’s probably safely in.