LeBron James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — is among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games
FIBA World Cup 2019: Defending champions USA beat Brazil to set up tricky quarter-final encounter against France
Gregg Popovich's young USA team were already assured of a place in the last eight but they still made it five wins in a row to top Group K in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen
Australia rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half to stun USA 98-94 and snap a 78-game winning streak that started with the bronze-medal game at the 2006 world championships.
LeBron James said in April that he would not be available and more recently NBA stars including James Harden, Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard have opted out of the US squad, preferring to prepare for the NBA season.