Andre Drummond

James Harden and Russell Westbrook are latest NBA stars to opt out of Olympics

James Harden and Russell Westbrook are latest NBA stars to opt out of Olympics

NBA All-Star guards James Harden and Russell Westbrook have notified USA Basketball that they will not participate in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

They join NBA MVP Stephen Curry this week on a growing list of players, which includes the Clippers’ Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, who have decided to stay home this summer.

Although no American has mentioned the Zika virus as the reason, former Laker and current Bulls forward Pau Gasol openly questioned the safety of athletes and said he’d like to have more...

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