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Kevin Love clearly has no interest in answering questions about his future...he won't be showing up for Team USA training camp in Las Vegas.
Love's withdrawal leaves Rose's return as the undisputed No. 1 story when US opens camp Mon. Eyes and ears would've been on Love to start.
Love was one of the first to commit and one of the most experienced players on a USA team that looks much more beatable than a month ago.
Kevin Love pulls out of USA Basketball duty, following Aldridge and Griffin and leaving Americans really short-handed at power forward.
Celebrating 73rd birthday today, Nate Thurmond, who amassed 14,464 boards, 14 years & first to record quadruple-double, including snuffs
But it was always going to be hard for Carmelo to leave NY. He and his family like it here and the money is too good to pass up.
You do get the sense that if Chicago could come close to matching the money Carmelo would have picked the Bulls.
But now we are off the key issue: NFL/Goodell/Rice had an opportunity to shed light, condemn domestic violence. But instead ran from it.
We're all on our own in those circumstances. But intelligence should overrule brutality.
Debate in my mentions mirrors one from caller last night: Some women will punch a man bv he won't/can't punch back. Creates double-standard.
I'm pretty sure Carmelo said he was torn but that he believes in Phil two weeks ago. He repeats it today and it's still a story? Ok.
By the end of the show, the conclusion was simple: this needs to be a discussion moderated by qualified people. NOT by sports talk hosts.
ESPN wishing very hard that LeBron would opt out today.
Truth is, this isn't just a NFL problem, or a Goodell problem or a Rice problem. It's an US problem.
As I said last night, some outrage is hypocritical, since some will continue to support NFL. Others will look for excuses to protect Rice.
Goodell/NFL failed to bring proper condemnation to domenstic violence, but in doing so forced the topic into our social conscience.
Melo, to ESPN: "I was flip-flopping. It was Chicago, but then after I met w/ LA, it was LA. But it came back to Chicago."
Vegas bound for Jr's AAU tournament!! Let's win this one lil dudes
If Chris Paul wants to make a statement, demand a trade. But sitting out? That is a breach of contract. Not that Clips would pursue it.
Otherwise, withdrawals like tonight, which just looks like he didn't want to play, don't go over well if you want another shot later.
Will be interesting, if Blake wants to play in Rio in '16, if he gets credit for playing in '12 even though he was hurt pre-Olympics.
Also, John Sterling, Brett Yormark, Derek Fisher, Billy King, Bruce Beck, Kim Jones, Irving Azoff & soon-to-be NYers David Villa, Tony Reali
...and you can throw in John McEnroe, Claudio Reyna, Thierry Henry, Spike Lee, Mad Dog, SiriusXM honcho Steve Cohen, Peter King. But no BOTP
The Summer of Love: Andrew Wiggins signs his rookie deal today with the Cavs therefore he cannot be traded for 30 days.