Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who is also the head coach of Team USA, jokingly said before the game against the Nets that he will try to convince Kevin Durant to suit for the national team during Paris Olympics in 2024.
After the game, which was won convincingly by Brooklyn, Durant was asked about playing for the national team. While not giving a clear answer, the 34-year-old superstar did not close the door for such possibility.
“I’m definitely not going to make [the decision] now,” he said. “I love my Team USA family. I always want to represent my country, my city, my block, my friends, my family. They give me an opportunity to go on that platform in front of the whole world and showcase what my people taught me since I was a kid.
“So, I definitely got to think about it, but I would say it’s too early right now. They respect my timeline and where we are in the season and they are all always in constant communication what we want to do going forward. I’ll have that conversation when it’s time, but for now I don’t know.”
Durant has won three Olympic Gold medals with Team USA – in 2012, 2016 and 2020. He also has a World Cup Gold from 2010.