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And-Ones: McCaw, Cole, LeBron, D. Whitehead, League Pass

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Team USA isn’t filled with stars for this summer’s competition, but their absence could help players like Patrick McCaw When Norris Cole Gets another shot at the NBA, writes Associated Press Tim ReynoldsThey are part of the USA team competing in the FIBA ​​AmeriCup tournament starting in Brazil on Friday.

“I think it’s more important to represent America right now.” McCaw, who played for three teams in five years and won championship rings in his first three NBA seasons, said: “I want to go back to the NBA. I know it’s a process. But now I’m focused on wearing those three letters, giving my all for this team, and representing the United States of America.”

The odds could be even longer for Cole, who made it to the NBA Finals with the Heat in his first three seasons in the league. Cole has been out of the NBA since 2017 and is looking to revive his career with a long list of overseas teams.

“There is still power” said Cole, who turns 34 in October. “God still gave me that ability. I still have the passion and the hunger and I still feel like I have something to prove. That is what I want to achieve as a player. That feeling, the mission, the goal, the striving to get to that point again, that’s what drives me as a competitor, and I want that feeling again.”

That’s all the news from the basketball world.

  • lebron james talk to Chris Ballard of Sports Illustrated about his desire to eventually play in the NBA with his teenage sons. Bronnie is a senior in high school and eligible for the 2024 draft, but Bryce still wonders if LeBron has that many years left because he’s 15 and won’t be in the league until 2027. question arises. “I feel like I can play for a long time.” He said. “It all depends on my body, but more importantly, my mind. If my mind can stay sharp, fresh, and motivated, the sky is not even the limit for me. I will exceed it.” We can, but we will see.
  • Dukes Darik WhiteheadThe expected top 10 draft pick next year underwent surgery on Tuesday for a broken right leg. ESPN’s Myron MedcalfWhitehead has been absent indefinitely and the school says he will be back “this fall”.
  • The NBA has slashed the price of League Passes for next season by more than half, according to. Yahoo’s Jacob FeldmanThe standard price has been reduced from $230 to $100, and the premium package has been reduced from $280 to $130.

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