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James Harden, Russell Westbrook Hope to Play in 2020 Olympics


Rockets' stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook said on Tuesday they would like to play for Team USA in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Harden said playing for Team USA "would be an honor," while Westbrook added he "would love to" participate in international competition in 2020. 

Westbrook and Harden are the latest NBA stars to verbally commit to the 2020 Olympics. Warriors guard Steph Curry and Blazers guard Damian Lillard both expressed interest in playing for Team USA during the 2019 offseason.  

Harden won gold with Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 World Championships in Spain. Westbrook won the World Championships with Team USA in 2010, then joined Harden in London in 2012. 

The Rockets traded for Westbrook in a deal with the Thunder in July. Harden and Westbrook are seeking their second Finals together after losing to the Heat in the 2012 Finals while with Oklahoma City.