What's next for forwards LeBron James and Kevin Durant?
The NBA Finals foes are soon to be teammates.
Pictured: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, and Miami Heat forward LeBron James, right, hug in the aftermath of the Heat's NBA championship victory Thursday. The two will likely become Olympic starters in July at London.
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James of the NBA champion Miami Heat and Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder are scheduled to meet July 5 in Las Vegas for the start of Team USA basketball practice ahead of the London Olympics, and could be in the starting lineup together come the Summer Games, U.S. national team assistant coach Mike D'Antoni said.
"Their games complement each other so well," D'Antoni tells USA TODAY Sports. "Lebron is a great passer and a creator and Kevin may be the best shooter we have in the game.
"There's a bunch of combinations that you can go with, and what (head coach Mike Krzyzewski) might have in mind may change between now and London."
But first, the Team USA finalists must re-commit to basketball. The group of 18 includes 12 of this season's NBA All Stars: the Thunder's Durant and Russell Westbrook; the Heat's James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh; the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony; the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant; the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul and Blake Griffin; the Philadelphia 76ers' Andre Iguodala; the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love and the New Jersey Nets' Deron Williams.
Kentucky forward Anthony Davis, the presumptive top overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday to the New Orleans Hornets, also is being considered.
The final roster of 12 is expected to be announced July 7.
SOURCE: Robert Klemko, USA TODAY