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Stephen Curry is undecided about participating for Team USA in the 2016 Olympics

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Stephen Curry has already had a year to remember and is one the verge of adding a second consecutive NBA title to his growing list of accolades as the Golden State Warriors lead the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-0 in the Finals. 

The point guard was also named as the back-to-back MVP - becoming the first unanimous winner in the award's 61-year history this season.

He also, of course, led the Warriors to a record-breaking 73-win regular season and shattered numerous three-point records along the way too. 

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To cap off what could go down as possibly the best individual season of any NBA player, Curry could feature in the 2016 Olympics for Team USA and compete for a gold medal. 

A ring, an MVP award, and a gold medal; it certainly wouldn't be bad for a year's work. 

However, the three-time All-Star has stopped short of committing himself to joining the national team in Rio this summer. 

Steph suffered ankle and knee injuries early in the playoffs and has been playing at less than 100% since his return. 

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Though he would love to participate in his first Olympic Games, he is still undecided about doing so.

“I have no idea,” Curry said. “I’m still in the pool and still the goal is to be on the Olympic team if that’s the right decision for me. I am leaving myself a little bit of room just because I don’t know what it’s going to be like. But in a couple weeks I’ll know for sure.”

The 28-year-old is keen to add an Olympic gold medal to his resume and speaks of a sense of pride he has when he puts on the colours of his country.

“Every time I’ve played for Team USA in the past, starting way back when I was 19 to the last two World Championships and whatnot, it always is a huge honor to represent your country and to team up with other guys and play against some of the best competition in the world and have that sense of pride for wearing USA across your chest,” Curry said.

“I’ve never played in the Olympics, and that’s what it’s all kind of geared up to. I think that’s definitely a special accomplishment to be able to be on that team.”

The decision will ultimately fall on Curry's shoulders but expect the Warriors to have a big say as the last thing they would want is to see their star player suffer another injury. 

As long as the sharpshooter wants to be there, you can expect to see him in Brazil. With Chris Paul ruling himself out, Curry will be expected to be the starting point guard and potentially form a backcourt with Russell Westbrook which will cause a problem or two.

Having become a global superstar in the last two years, there will definitely be a desire to see the MVP take his talents to Rio.

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