NY, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The 19 remaining players from the NBA trying to make the cut on Team USA’s final World Cup roster expressed their commitment to the national squad.
This followed a nasty injury that all-star Paul George suffered in an inter-team scrimmage.
According to ESPN, players spoke to one another on the need to stay as a team after the incident.
One source stated, “No one is pulling out.”
A general manager who has a player participating for the team said no one wants to walk away and make the George situation appear even worse.
Although the impact of the event might effect future Team USA invitations.
Team USA was supposed to make the cut after the scrimmage.
But the team altered its schedule to respect their fallen brother in Paul George.
The team will trim down the squad before an exhibition game in Chicago on August 13.
Team USA will leave for Spain on August 23, and USAB chairman Jerry Colangelo must submit the final 12-man-roster on August 30.
The Indiana Pacers forward was considered to be one of the final players in the lineup.
Joining him in the list are Kevin Durant, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose and Steph Curry.
USAB is aware that the team needs ample time to recover from the unfortunate turn of events.
It has been the first season-ending injury suffered by an NBA player representing the United States since the introduction of the Dream Team in 1992.