The list of NBA players who are withdrawing from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games continues to grow. The games officially begin on Friday, August 5.
“This decision was a painstaking one that I did not take lightly,” Harden said in a statement.
Russell Westbrook struck a similar tone.
“After speaking with my family, I have decided to not participate in this year’s Olympics,” Westbrook said in a statement
Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, John Wall and Chris Paul have also decided to forego participation in the upcoming Olympics. As if now, only DeMarcus Cousins has reportedly been told he has a confirmed spot on the USA Basketball 12-man roster.
Many believe that security concerns and the recent outbreak of the Zika virus, have athletes making difficult choices of whether or not to represent the US in 2016 Olympics.
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