Team USA

LeBron leads 44 Team USA finalists

Three-time Olympic medallist James and nine of the players from the successful 2016 campaign in Rio were included on the list announced by USA Basketball on Monday.

Should the Los Angeles Lakers star make the final 12-man roster, he will join Carmelo Anthony as the second player to represent Team USA at four separate Games.

Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson won gold in Brazil four years ago and have made the cut despite being yet to play a minute in the NBA this season due to respective Achilles and knee injuries.

Team USA applauds local supporters

USA coach Michelle French admitted that her players have consistently talked about how incredibly the fan’s support has been.

“When you’re coming in for a game you never know if anyone will be out there cheering for you.

“The supporters always motivate the players when they start chanting their names.

“We tend to feed off the energy of the crowd so it’s been an absolutely fantastic experience so far playing in front of the local people and we look forward to the next game,” French said.

Simone Biles freaks out when crush Zac Efron surprises her

As if Olympic sensation Simone Biles didn't already have plenty of reasons to smile -- like maybe her four gold medals and one bronze -- she's got another reason now.

Actor Zac Efron -- fulfilling teenage crush goals everywhere -- popped over to Rio to find Biles and plant a surprise smacker on her.

"He kissed me on the cheek, just letting y'all know," Biles shared in a tweet.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are Team USA's biggest cheerleaders

As the opening ceremonies aired Friday night on NBC, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kuniscouldn't help but show a little team spirit on social media.

While posing arm-and-arm, the Hollywood couple showed who they will be rooting for in the next two weeks.