Found December 07, 2011 on Bloguin Best:
The International Olympic Committee is surely happy the NBA is back in business. International players may not have faced this problem, but the U.S. national team and the NBA are tied so closely together that there were concerns that America's best players won't be heading to London. Safe to say the lockout had ended all that talk. One item on the new schedule though, could (and probably should) raise some concern for the quality of basketball we will see in England this summer. As Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk notes, the last possible day for the Finals is June 26. It is a decently crunched playoff schedule, but the NBA could not push it back because of Team USA's plan to opening training camp on July 5. Think about this then: if a player, let's say LeBron James, makes it to Game Seven of the Finals (let's just say against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers) and then elects to play for the Olympics. That means that not only would he be playing a truncated 66-game se...
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