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Kevin Durant expected to commit to Team USA for Tokyo Olympics

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Unlike the FIBA World Cup two years ago — where the USA came in a disappointing seventh — the NBA’s biggest stars are liking up to play in the Tokyo Olympics.

The latest: Kevin Durant is expected to join Team USA, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Durant comes in off an epic performance in the seven-game series against the Bucks, including a 48-point effort in Game 7 that almost won the Nets the game.

Durant would join an already stacked team reportedly with Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, Draymond Green, Devin Booker (depending on how deep the Suns’ playoff run goes), and Bradley Beal. Just with that group alone, no matter how the roster is filled out, the Americans will go into Tokyo as the heavy favorites to win their fourth straight gold medal.

The Olympics start July 23 in Tokyo and can be watched on the NBC family of networks and streamed on Peacock and