Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant could play in the 2020 Olympic Games this summer, per his business partner Rich Kleiman.
“There’s actually a chance Kevin Durant returns to the court before the 2020-21 season. After winning gold medals with USA Basketball at the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics, Durant was named Feb. 10 as one of 44 roster finalists for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
That competition begins in late July, more than 13 months after Durant tore his Achilles’ tendon. NBA players often return from Achilles’ injuries within a year,” the Washington Post reports.
“[Tokyo is] definitely a possibility. He allowed his name to be in the group of finalists. But there are other benchmarks in front of him that are more important before he makes those decisions,” Kleiman told the Washington Post, via Brian Lewis of the New York Post.
Durant was part of the 2016 Olympics team which won the gold medal in Rio. He was also on the 2012 team which won the gold medal in London.
Durant, who is recovering from a ruptured Achilles suffered in Game 5 of June’s NBA Finals, was named as one of the 44 roster finalists for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.