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Joe Ingles committed to playing in the Olympics

Boomers star Joe Ingles has confirmed he will compete at the Tokyo Olympics no matter how far his Utah Jazz side progresses in the NBA playoffs. In a major boost for the Boomers, Ingles declared he will be a certain starter for Australia even if the Jazz reach Game 7 of the NBA Finals, which would finish a day before the Olympic Opening Ceremony on July 22.
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“There is no chance that I’m missing the Olympics,” Ingles told Shane Heal’s Basketball Show, with the full interview to be released this Tuesday via dailytelegraph.com.au. “I’d have a few beers on the plane heading over there (to Tokyo), and then obviously I’d get right into Boomers mode. It is what it is. When you get into that lockeroom and you see your Boomers jersey hanging up, there is no better feeling. So, I could go off no sleep and seven games in a row and I’d find the energy to throw it on and play.”
“I think this year (with COVID) we’ve got to adjust and be adaptable to different situations and I think it is going to be the same with the Olympics,” he said. “I’m assuming it will almost be like a bubble scenario like we just had in the NBA, where we will get tested, but we’ll just have to adjust. So, if that is what it is, me getting on a plane then and as soon as I do, I’ll get locked into that mode and get ready.”