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Kevin Durant withdraws from USA Basketball team
Kevin Durant withdraws from USA Basketball team

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant informed USA Basketball on Thursday that he is withdrawing from the team ahead of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Durant told Coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo that he was “mentally drained from the NBA season.” “This was an extremely difficult decision as I take great pride in representing our country. I know that I owe it to my USA Basketball teammates to be totally invested in the experience,” Durant said in a statement. “After going through training camp with USAB, I realized I could not fulfill my responsibilities to the team from both a time and energy standpoint. I need to take a...

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