John Wall, Kevin Durant and Derek Rose are the few NBA superstars that are still participating in the FIBA Basketball World Cup. With the latest injury that happened during an exhibition game where Paul George suffered a hard to watch fracture, you wonder if it's worth it for the other all-stars participating should drop out like most of their fellow NBA All-stars who were selected to the team.
Derek Rose has made his return from missing just about all of last season due to a knee injury. Instead of using this off season to prepare for the upcoming 2014-2015 NBA season, Rose has decided to compete in this year’s World Cup.
Coming off of an MVP season, Kevin Durant is at the top of his game. Surprisingly, the best player in the gaming has decided not to opt out of the FIBA games this summer.
John Wall is quickly climbing up the charts as one of the best point guards in the league. Wall helped the Wizards make it to the playoffs for the 1st time in years last season and carried them to the second round, respectably.
The jaw dropping injury that Paul George suffered last week has not even made these three flinch. At this point, they are still apart of team USA that that will compete this summer.
Maybe this is their way of preparing for the upcoming NBA season. Or maybe it’s their way of showing patriotism for their country. Perhaps their love for the game prohibits them from back down from solid competition. In any event, these players need to think about what’s more important, the summer games and putting their bodies in jeopardy of injury during the off season or their “day” job.