Are you looking forward to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London? Are you planning to visit England to see the games in person? Be sure to get your passport.
Team USA Basketball is gearing up for the 2012 Summer Olympics to be held in London, England. While it is obvious that all of the players representing the USA will need passports to travel to England, there are plenty of other NBA players who will be using their passports to play for their native countries.
Several players have the option to play for different countries. Cleveland Cavalier rookie sensation Kyrie Irving holds dual US / Australian passports. It is reported that he has rejected the opportunity to represent Australia in the Olympics because he would like to represent Team USA in the 2016 Games.
It is also reported that Charlotte Bobcats’ rookie Byron Mullens has gotten a British passport in an attempt to play for England. In the meantime, Indiana Pacers player Darren Collison and Memphis Grizzly Dante Cunningham tried to prove British family ties, but were both denied. Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon committed to play basketball for Team Britain, but may not play afterall. Chicago Bulls Luol Deng is scheduled to use his passport to play for Great Britain.
Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs is using his French passport to play in the Olympics. Dirk Nowitzki won’t be using his German passport because Team Germany didn’t qualify.
Pau Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Juan Carlos Navarro and Rudy Hernandez will use their Spanish passports to make the trip to London for the 2012 Games.
In the meantime, let’s hope that the following Team USA players have their passports ready to roll this summer:
LaMarcus Aldridge, Carmelo Anthony, Carlos Boozer, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, Tyson Chandler, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Tyreke Evans, Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon, Danny Granger, Blake Griffin, Jeff Green, Dwight Howard, Andre Iguodala, LeBron James, Al Jefferson, David Lee, Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez, Kevin Love, O.J. Mayo, Lamar Odom, Chris Paul, Kendrick Perkins, Tayshaun Prince, Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose, Amar’e Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade, Gerald Wallace, Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams.
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