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LeBron will attend USA Basketball minicamp, but only for one day

Jerry Colangelo has already said that LeBron James has a spot on the 2016 Olympic team if he wants it.Colangelo has also said that attendance at USA Basketball's August minicamp is mandatory for any player who wants a chance at making the roster, even if they're injured and unable to participate.So, despite the fact that James has a prior commitment, he'll show up in Las Vegas -...
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Jerry Colangelo Forgives Kevin Love For Backing Out Of Team USA Commitment

It would seem Jerry Colangelo has forgiven Kevin Love after all. It has been over a year since Love withdrew from his commitment to play for Team USA during the 2014 World Cup, and the Team USA Basketball chairman holds no ill will toward the Cleveland Cavaliers forward. When asked about why Love backed out from Team USA, Colangelo stated the following: “In Kevin Love’s case...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colangelo: LeBron's call whether or not he plays in 2016 Rio Olympics

USA Basketball executive director Jerry Colangelo isn't in the business of guaranteeing roster spots to players this far in advance of the 2016 Olympics which will be played in Rio de Janeiro. But with LeBron James, it's a different story. While Colangelo is making essentially every player associated with USA Basketball show up for a mini-camp in Las Vegas next month, whether they...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Colangelo Believes LeBron James Wants to Be a Part of Team USA

LeBron James has been on Team USA for the past three Summer Olympic Games and one important chairman believes he wants to be a part of another one. Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman, believes that James wants to participate in the 2016 Olympics for Team USA. Colangelo stated the following in an interview on Sirius XM NBA Radio: “I think LeBron wants to be part...
Via Cavaliers Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Colangelo Believes LeBron Wants To Participate In 2016 Olympics

LeBron James was reportedly set to retire from USA Basketball following the 2012 Olympics when he ruled out the 2014 World Championships and was considered doubtful for the 2016 Olympics. But Jerry Colangelo isn't ruling anything out for 2016. "I think LeBron wants to be part of it," Colangelo said. James already has played in over 41,000 career NBA minutes and has appeared in three...
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US Basketball: No Africa trip after Ebola outbreak

The U.S. national team has canceled a trip to Senegal after the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo says Friday the Americans were disappointed to call off what would have been the national team's first trip to the African continent, but ''didn't have any other choice'' because of the risk. The Americans were scheduled to travel to Dakar on Aug...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Colangelo: Durant Wasn't Himself Last Week

Jerry Colangelo said that Kevin Durant didn't seem himself last week during USA Basketball's training camp in Las Vegas. Durant announced his decision to withdraw from the team on Thursday, citing mental and physical fatigue. "Kevin [Durant] wasn’t quite Kevin last week," Colangelo said. "There was a lot of stuff, speculation. I don’t know what it was. A lot of things with him...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant To Withdraw From Team USA In The FIBA World Cup

Kevin Durant cited physical and mental exhaustion as the reason for withdrawing from Team USA in the FIBA World Cup. Durant, ,the 2014 MVP, said Paul George’s injury had no affect on him pulling out. USA Basketball's Jerry Colangelo says Durant told him his departure had nothing to do with Paul George's injury & he just […] The post Kevin Durant To Withdraw From Team USA...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries Overshadow USA Basketball Training Camp Of Exceptional Basketball

Tuesday morning, USA Basketball held a media teleconference that included USA Basketball National Team managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski. While the purpose of the teleconference was to announce the cut-down 16-man roster and talk about the team moving forward, all of that was overshadowed by talk of the Paul George injury. Colangelo started the talk...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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