George was expected to miss the entire season following the injury, but managed to work his way back and play after missing the first 76 games of the season.
Games have to be part of the camp. I’m a big boy, we can handle some of the negatives that come along, but it’s OK.
“With this being a summer where we do not have an official competition that we need to prepare for, this year’s minicamp is an opportunity to continue and expand the brotherhood and camaraderie that has been built”, said Jerry Colangelo, Team USA’s managing director, last week when the 34-player roster was officially announced.
“I made it mandatory for anyone to be involved going forward they had to be here”, Colangelo said.
The Indiana Pacers star was attempting to block a fast-break layup by James Harden with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter when his leg smashed against the bottom of the backboard stanchion and crumpled. “We’ll see how my family feels about it”, James said.
Kevin Durant would soon withdraw from the Basketball World Cup, the losses of those two players leaving the Americans without what was expected to be their starting forwards.
He won’t play in the Americans’ intrasquad exhibition on Thursday because of a previous commitment back in Ohio. That being said, James has already participated in three Olympics, so it’ll be interesting to see if he’s willing to give it another run after the 2015-16 season. We dont have to come back to Vegas to get back on the horse, we got on the horse right away and thank goodness that Paul has recovered really well from that. Sources told ESPN’s Marc Stein that was sufficient for his participation, and that they let him leave before workouts and media sessions. That satisfied his obligation as a player, who wants to be committed for Olympic play in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.
“We made a point today with our team to say it hasn’t been like the twelve best”. We want it to be an National Basketball Association All-Star format, which is nearly a non-contact kind of a game..
“A lot of the young guys who haven’t been here, they’ll play their butts off. They want to show”, Krzyzewski said. Thatd be a disservice to the people who are coming..