Ben Gordon won’t play for Britain in Olympics

April 26, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons shooting guard Ben Gordon (8) during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

An ESPN report says Ben Gordon will not be on Britain’s Olympic squad after failing to meet with the team during its US training camp.

Britain’s coach Chris Spice was all in a funk after hearing that Gordon wouldn’t be playing for him:

“It’s really disappointing as he’s a world-class player who would have made a huge difference.”

Gordon is the second Bobcat to be nixed from Britain’s roster; Byron Mullens would’ve likely made the team if it wasn’t for a nagging ankle injury.

Mullens, Gordon and Chicago All Star Luol Deng would’ve given the Olympics’ host nation three NBA players to work with. Instead, Britain, who didn’t qualify for the summer games, but is allowed to play because of its host nation status, will have just Deng.


Topics: Bobcats, Britain, Deng, Gordon, Mullens, NBA, Olympics

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