Posted July 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
Pistons-coach-kuester
Britain has lost a second NBA player for the men's basketball tournament at the Olympic Games after Ben Gordon failed to link up with the squad at its training camp in the United States. Britain coach Chris Spice says the guard couldn't commit to playing for the host nation after he was traded from the Detroit Pistons to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday. Spice says ''It's really disappointing as he's a world-class player who would have made a huge difference.'' With Bobcats center Byron Mullens out because of injury, it leaves Britain with only one NBA player - Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng. The London-born Gordon hasn't played for Britain despite being named in squads since 2008. Britain was allowed to compete at the Olympics by the International Basketball Federation despite not qualifying.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Gordon out for Britain in Olympics

Britain has lost a second NBA player for the men's basketball tournament at the Olympic Games after Ben Gordon failed to link up with the squad at its training camp in the United States. Britain coach Chris Spice says the guard couldn't commit to playing for the host nation after he was traded from the Detroit Pistons to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday. Spice says '...

Augustin, Brown get qualifying offers from Bobcats

Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins says the team has extended qualifying offers Friday to guard D.J. Augustin and forward Derrick Brown, making them restricted free agents. The qualifying offers allow the Bobcats to match any contract offer the players receive from another team. Augustin was selected by the Bobcats with the ninth overall pick in the 2008 NBA...

Fan Bobcats

Go MKG!Can't wait to see the new look of the team with Ben Gordon and company #newera 

Former Charlotte Bobcat Eric Williams’ secret child exposed as he divorces reality star.

The funniest things tend to pop up when people are getting divorced. As former NBA player Eric Williams is finding out it can often be of the Maury Povich variety. Please click the link below to read this story.

Paw Prints - The Daily UConn Roundup - 7/1

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men's basketball and women's basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a daily basis. As always, links can be found by clicking on the read more button below if you&...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.