USA Basketball Rumors
Anthony is vying to become the first U.S. men’s Olympic basketball player to win three gold medals. But during his Gillette media tour, Anthony left doubt about whether he’s all in, saying he needed “a little more time to think about it.’’ Several factors could be in play, namely his buddies Chris Paul and LeBron James likely won’t be there. Paul pulled out in late March, although Anthony was unfazed at that time.
“That’s at the top of the sport, of any sport. I think if you have the opportunity to do it, and enjoy it, and take advantage of it, I think you should do it. [The Olympics are] the throne for sports as a whole. I’m going to take a little more time to think about it. I’m not in a rush. NBA season is still going on, so I’m going to see how I feel physically. Am I ready to take on – I don’t want to say burden, but – that load? If I’m ready, I’ll do it. If not, my body won’t lie to me,” Anthony told The Vertical.
Ben Bolch: The doctor I spoke with earlier this month said PRP-type therapy plus rest should make Blake Griffin as good as new. Blake Griffin didn’t opt for this procedure when initially hurt because it would have ended his season. Olympics are out for Blake Griffin because he’ll be unable to engage in basketball activities for several months.
James spoke at Cleveland’s shootaround Sunday before a playoff game at Detroit. When asked if he has committed to the Rio Games, he said: “I have not.” James would have a chance to win his third Olympic gold medal if he plays in Brazil this summer.