The 2012 Summer Olympics are only a few weeks away as the whole world awaits this spectacular and much anticipated event. Recently the basketball tournament event has gained unexpected popularity as more stars from the NBA have signed up to be a part of their national teams. The European and South American teams also have a share of their local stars that make the tournament ever more exciting to watch and speculate on.
This past weekend, the US basketball team has been finalized to 12 players after 3 were cut from the roster. Stars like Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant have undoubtedly been selected to the final roster. There were also newcomers like Andre Iguodala and Blake Griffin who made the final cut. This season, unlike the others in the past, a lot of great potential candidates could not even participate in the selection process because of the injuries. The short and contracted NBA season is partly to blame for that, but overall, the US team seems rather solid.
Unfortunately for all you Chicago fans, although a few tried out for the roster like Taj Gibson, none were selected for the national team. This comes somewhat of a blow to Chicago and especially Derrick Rose who would have certainly made the team and had a dominating performance in London. Stepping out from a Chicago party bus yesterday, Derrick Rose commented that he is hoping to make a comeback and be a part of the experience in the upcoming 2016 Olympics.
Chicago fans were desperately hoping that other members from the Chicago Bulls roster could give them an additional reason to root for the London Men’s Basketball Olympics Team. The fact that Derrick Rose is making a rather swift recovery, has given hope to the Chicago fan base for the upcoming tournaments and the NBA season. In the meantime, Chicago Bulls are coping with the loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in the playoffs by cruising around Chicago in party buses like these and enjoying the magnificent night life that Chicago has to offer in the summer time.