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Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster

Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.

James isn't going to Rio, and neither are many more of basketball's best players.

The Americans think they'll be just fine with who they have.

"We should be heavily favored," Golden State's Klay Thompson said. "I mean, 12 NBA stars, very unselfish guys, very versatile team, we definitely should be favored. It's a disappointment if we don't win gold."

The U.S. selected the roster Monday, led by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, it hopes can do that for the third straight time.

Durant and Anthony are the only players...

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