Ben Gordon Will Not Play For Great Britain in the Olympics

Ben Gordon, who was born in London, England, could have really helped Great Britain’s basketball team in the upcoming Olympics—if he had made an appearance at the team’s training camp. From the Manchester Evening News: “The London-born shooting guard – who has just been traded from Detroit Pistons to the Charlotte Bobcats – was due to finally commit to Great Britain in time for London 2012 after a protracted four-year effort to get him on board. But after failing to show at the team’s training camp which closed in Houston on Saturday night, coach Chris Finch has been forced to name a squad without him. GB Basketball performance director Chris Spice said: ‘We kept the door open as long as we could. We had been in correspondence with his people, and one day he was in, one day he was out. He felt he couldn’t commit. We are where we are and now we focus on the guys we have here.'”