Mavericks star Kyrie Irving reveals how he actually feels about playing for Team USA

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Last night, the Dallas Mavericks' four-game winning streak was snapped against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road. Luka Doncic missed this game with hamstring soreness, but he could return to the lineup on Sunday.

Even without Doncic, the Mavs were competitive against the Thunder. They only lost by seven points, and Kyrie Irving put on a show, finishing with 36 points, 12 assists, and two steals while shooting 12-18 from the field, 4-7 from downtown, and 8-8 from the free-throw line.

This is the best game that Irving has had in over a month, and he looked great as a shooter, finisher, and passer in this game. He arguably outplayed Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in this game, and if Irving can play like this consistently, the Mavs can hang with anyone.

Mavericks star Kyrie Irving reveals how he actually feels about playing for Team USA

Shifting our attention from Thursday night's game, there is some new intel on Irving's potential reunion with Team USA for the 2024 Olympics in Paris this summer. It has already been reported that Irving is interested in playing for Team USA this summer, but an NBA Insider gave a revealing update on Irving and Team USA on Friday morning.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Irving has a "deep desire" to play for Team USA this summer. Charania also reported that Irving's relationships and history with him and LeBron James and Kevin Durant will also factor into him potentially being on this squad.

Irving won a championship with James in Cleveland in 2016 and played multiple seasons with Durant in Brooklyn. It's clear that Irving would like to play with LeBron again, and the 2024 Olympics could be the perfect chance for them to do this.

It's obvious that Irving wants to represent his country this summer, and if James wants him on this team, there's a good chance of this happening. Irving is also having a great season with Dallas, and having another point guard who can create for himself and his teammates isn't a bad idea.

For all the latest on Kyrie Irving, the Dallas Mavericks, and any updates on Irving and Team USA, stay tuned.