While most NBA players are using this offseason to recover after a long season, Bradley Beal is looking to carry over the momentum from his career year onto the international stage.
For the first time in his career, Brad will represent the United States of America on the biggest stage in the world, at the 2021 Olympics.
“To be selected to the U.S. Olympic team is an honor and a blessing,” Brad said in a press release. “Representing my country on the world’s biggest stage alongside so many of the league’s best players is a privilege that both humbles and inspires me.”
BB will join other NBA stars like Jayson Tatum, Kevin Durant, and Damian Lilliard on Team USA’s 12-man roster for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
This will be BB’s Olympic debut and first time repping the red, white and blue since he played in the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and the FIBA U17 World Championship the following year.
No. 3 will look to continue his run of dominance with this group of NBA stars as they seek their fourth straight gold medal in a streak that dates all the way back to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. By making the team, Brad has also made some more Wizards history as well, becoming the first active Wizards player to participate for the United States in the Olympics.
Team USA will be led by San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who last coached the team in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The Americans will start preparing for the games with a training camp in Las Vegas on July 6, and their first game in Tokyo will be against France on July 25.