Philippines Rumors

While his case was being investigated, Griffin lost a “substantial” offer to join a team in the Philippines, according to his agent, Seidel, and in the weeks since Griffin’s case was thrown out interest in him, both globally and abroad, has been lukewarm, at best. “It just goes to show you that teams, they don’t want to mess with it,” Seidel said. “It becomes toxic. In the basketball world, absolutely everybody knows. When I say everybody, I mean any market that I put his name out, they know. That goes from China to Italy, and it’s difficult to overcome that, even though it’s been proven that he had absolutely nothing to do with it.”
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Recently, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, Houston Rockets’ James Harden, and two-time Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry announced that they are not playing in Rio. Many star athletes opted not to compete in this year’s Olympics because of the Zika virus scare in Brazil. “I am also looking forward to training with our fans across the world. It truly is an honor to do something like this with Adidas and all the fans involved,” added Lillard.