Cavaliers’ Forward Kevin Love Withdraws From Team USA

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love says that he will withdraw from playing for the United States at this summer’s World Cup in China. Love called Team USA coach Gregg Popovich on Wednesday to inform him of his decision.

Love becomes the latest player to withdraw, joining Anthony Davis, James Harden, Damian Lillard, DeMar DeRozan, Bradley Beal, Eric Gordon, Tobias Harris and CJ McCollum.

The World Cup runs Sept. 1-15, and Team USA will spend a week in Australia playing exhibition games before going to Asia. The Americans open against the Czech Republic in Shanghai on Sept. 1.

Love becomes ninth to opt out of Team USA


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