Houston Rockets leader James Harden stated he is looking forward to playing in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.
“Of course I want to play. It’s an opportunity to represent your country, go out there and play basketball. It’s something I love doing. If that opportunity presents itself, I’ll be in. Not everyone gets that opportunity. As a basketball player, that’s one of the highest points you can get for basketball.
Obviously, you have the NBA and you have winning a championship and all that good stuff playing for your respective cities. Where you’re from, you’re playing for an entire country, the country you represent. It’s pretty awesome to be a part of it,”
Harden told the Houston Chronicle.
The star of the Rockets is among the 36 players included in the preliminary roster. Team USA will face Turkey, the Czech Republic and Japan in the first round.