Opts out of Rio Olympics; Withdraws his name from Team USA- The Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry came with his recent announcement of not playing the 2016 Olympics scheduled in Rio de Janeiro this year. The inform players was struggling hard due to his ankle and knee injuries which made him to quit the important 2016 Olympics. The prevailing two time NBA most valuable player has so far never been part of the Olympics.
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Stephen Curry made his withdrawal announcement on Monday in a statement “After a great deal of internal thought and several discussions with my family members, the warriors and my representative , I’ve elected to withdraw my name from the list of eligible players on Team USA’s preliminary roster for the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil. I recently informed USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo of my decision.”
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“It was an incredible and rewarding previous experience with USA Basketball which made this an extremely most difficult decision for me and my family. But this decision came out due to several factors including a recent ankle and knee injury which is the best decision for me at this stage of my career. It’s an incredible honor to represent your country and wear ‘USA’ on Chest ,but my primary basketball related objective needs to focus on my body and getting ready for 2016-17 NBA season”
Curry already missed four games earlier this postseason due to sprained right knee and made a comeback on 9th May which helped the Warriors to lead their second straight appearances in the Finals of the NBA. His role in the Warriors is remarkable with a record breaking 73 win season, thereby smashing his own record for three pointers with 402.
The USA team will pick a 12 man roster for the RIO Olympic Games in the month of June before gathering for a training camp in July at Las Vegas for a training camp.