Team USA Rumors
“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.
LeBron James says he has not committed to play for the United States at the Olympics. A message Saturday on the Twitter account of longtime NBA writer Peter Vecsey said James and Carmelo Anthony had accepted Olympic invites. 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.”
The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team will play in Houston on its way to Rio. No formal announcement has been made yet but the USA Basketball website lists an Aug. 1 game vs. Nigeria with a link to buy tickets on the Toyota Center website. An NBA official said this week an official announcement on the game is expected soon. All the U.S. Olympic teams are stopping in Houston on the way to Rio. The U.S. Olympic Committee’s team processing setup will be in Houston. Athletes will get uniforms, credentials, etc. before heading to Brazil.