Houston Rockets star James Harden to opt out of basketball World Cup, says report
James Harden will pull out of World Cup as he wants to spend the rest of the NBA off-season preparing to play with a new-look Houston Rockets.
Houston Rockets star James Harden is opting out of basketball World Cup in China, Houston Chronicle reported
The newspaper reported that Harden wants to spend rest of NBA off-season preparing to play with new-look Rockets
Just a few days back, Anthony Davis who just signed for Los Angeles Lakers also pulled out of World Cup
Houston Rockets star James Harden is opting out of the basketball World Cup in China, the Houston Chronicle reported on Friday.
Harden, speaking at a charity event, told the newspaper he wants to spend the rest of the NBA off-season preparing to play with a new-look Rockets, who acquired Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook in a trade for Chris Paul this month.
Houston's Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker are currently slated to play for the USA, which will hold a training camp in Las Vegas August 5-9 before the World Cup begins in China on August 31.
Harden's decision comes days after news broke that Anthony Davis — the former New Orleans Pelicans star who just signed to team with LeBron James at the Los Angeles Lakers — had withdrawn from consideration for the US World Cup team that will be coached by San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
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