No Easy Answers in NBA's International Competition Conundrum
"Thank God he signed his contract and got that out the way first before the injury," Derrick Rose said this week, per .com's Ken Berger .
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Ball in Europe
FIBA World Cup Preview - Group B
We're going group by group with what you need to know to enjoy the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Ginobili says no rift with Spurs, could continue playing after this season
It was the type of argument the Spurs and Manu Ginobili have had before. The Spurs, concerned that the stress fracture in his right leg could spill into their championship defense, wanted him to skip the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Manu '98 percent' sure international career over
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has accomplished just about all there is in international basketball, but that doesn't mean it's easy for him to step away from the Argentinian national team.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Former Nugget Marciulionis enshrined in Springfield
Sarunas Marciulionis appeared in just 17 forgettable games in a Denver Nuggets uniform.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
2014 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction: David Stern, Alonzo Mourning...
Five days ago, in Team USA Basketball's World Cup intra-squad scrimmage, Paul George chased down James Harden in transition, went up for a block and bent his leg 90 degrees in the wrong direction on the way down.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
6 Reasons You Should Watch the 2014 FIBA World Cup
The FIBA World Cup doesn't tend to drum up as much excitement as the NBA season or another international competition you might have heard of - the Olympics.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Paul George's injury and player freedom
There has always been a shadow hovering over international competition about star players that take up large portions of salary caps risking injury.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
Should NBA stars play FIBA events?
Should NBA stars play in FIBA World Cup, Olympics? NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sees no shifts, but Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants change.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
this World Cup not Worth the Trouble
Indiana Pacers star Paul George lying on the court of UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center holding his fractured leg will be the lasting image of the FIBA World Cup of Basketball, and the tournament doesn't even tip off until Aug. 30. The gruesome injury happened during Team USA's blue-white scrimmage Friday night and will cast a shadow over an event that ... (more)
Pacers' George suffers severe right leg injury -
Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George has undergone successful surgery on his broken right leg and is expected to remain in the hospital for about three days.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
International Business Times
Paul George Injury Could Pave Way for Non-Participation of NBA Stars...
The entire NBA community watched in horror as Paul George suffered a sickening injury during the Team USA intra-squad game on Friday.
Should NBA players continue to participate in future international competitions?
Despite Paul George's injury during Friday's USA Basketball Showcase, it should not limit NBA players' choices as to whether they want to participate in international competitions.
Ginobili a sad and disappointeda to miss FIBA World Cup
Even after receiving a letter from the Spurs prohibiting his participation in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Manu Ginobili held out hope that he still might be able to join Argentina at the tournament in Spain, perhaps even defying his NBA team's wishes to pursue mediation.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
The Winnipeg Free Press
Pacers' Paul George suffers serious leg injury in shortened US basketball exhibition
Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday night.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Spurs refuse to release Ginobili for...
Argentina NBA star guard Manu Ginobili has been refused permission to play at the world championships by the San Antonio Spurs, the Argentine basketball federation claimed Thursday.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Pounding the Rock
A celebration of Manu Ginobili -- on his birthday
Today is Manu's birthday. He's 37-years-old now and we've been debating whether he should play for the national team or not because, against all odds, Manu is still an impact player at the highest level.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Northern Michigan News
As Team USA beckons, Davis not worried about rest
Coming off his first All-Star campaign with the New Orleans Pelicans in only his second NBA season, Davis is now looking forward to starting Team USA training camp in Las Vegas on Monday and the likelihood of joining the club for the FIBA World Cup in Madrid in August.