Stephen Curry #30 of the Warriors dribbles past the defence of LeBron James #23 of the Lakers. GETTY IMAGES

LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant will headline a star-studded United States Olympic basketball team chasing a fifth straight gold medal at this summer's Games in Paris, officials announced on Wednesday.

USA Basketball has confirmed an impressive 12-man roster of NBA talent, including reigning Most Valuable Player Joel Embiid and Boston Celtics stars Jayson Tatum and Jrue Holiday.

Los Angeles Lakers star James, the NBA's all-time leading scorer, will be competing in his fourth Olympics after appearances at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Games.

Golden State star Curry, whose season ended on Tuesday when the Warriors were eliminated from the NBA play-in tournament, will be playing in his first Olympics.

Other star names on a roster that includes 12 NBA All-Stars, four NBA MVPs and six NBA champions include Phoenix's Devin Booker, the Lakers' Anthony Davis, Minnesota's Anthony Edwards and the Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard. 

Miami's Bam Adebayo and Indiana's Tyrese Haliburton were also named. "I am grateful to these 12 men for their commitment to representing USA Basketball," said Grant Hill, the team managing of the men's national team.

"The United States is home to some of the best basketball players in the world and I appreciate the tremendous interest in being a part of this roster. These decisions weren't easy, but it was a pleasure to go through the process and come to this conclusion," he continued.

"We have the utmost respect for the level of competition we will face this summer. The Olympics represent the pinnacle of sports and the world will be watching the USA as we compete in the toughest basketball tournament in history," Grant Hill stressed.

Embiid and Leonard will make their USA debuts when the team plays Canada in a pre-Olympic exhibition in Las Vegas on 10 July. Golden State's Steve Kerr has been named head coach, while assistants include Miami's Erik Spoelstra, the Clippers' Tyronn Lue and Gonzaga University's Mark Few.