Khris Middleton and Devin Booker are in the middle of a tight and drama-filled battle in the 2021 NBA Finals, with the Milwaukee Bucks being just a win away from winning it all. That’s all the focus right now for both Middleton and Booker, but waiting in the wings for the two stars is a commitment to Team USA basketball.
See, Middleton and Booker are expected to join the USA men’s national basketball team bound for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics right after the Finals. When asked about his thoughts on becoming teammates with Booker following such a tough Bucks-Suns NBA series, Middleton had the following to say, per Mark Medina of USA TODAY:
“I think we'll be fine,” Middleton said. “I'm sure we won't be best buddies during Team USA, but we'll be teammates, for sure. We'll be on the same path, talking basketball X's and O's, trying to get the job done.”
Gregg Popovich could certainly use the scoring of the Bucks' forward and Devin Booker, especially with injuries and other issues taking a toll on Team USA’s roster ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The team has already dropped two games in exhibition matches in Las Vegas at the hands of Nigeria and Australia, though it has regained its footing and momentum with a win over Spain on Sunday.
Middleton and the Bucks will look to close the Finals out Wednesday night at home.