Heat’s Bam Adebayo with double-double, but Team USA falls to France in Olympic opener

Because of the NBA’s pandemic-altered schedules the past two seasons, several Team USA candidates opted to bypass the Games, including LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Chris Paul. Other elite NBA players are of international nationality, leaving them unavailable for Team USA, such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid.

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