Stephen Curry won't be on US Olympic basketball team in Rio
Stephen Curry has withdrawn from consideration from the Olympics, leaving the U.S. basketball team without the NBA's MVP.
Curry says Monday in a statement that he has decided to pull out for "several factors - including recent ankle and knee injuries."
He is the highest-profile absence for the two-time defending gold medalists, who will already be without NBA All-Stars Chris Paul and Anthony Davis.
Curry has won a pair of world titles with the Americans and was a starter when they won the 2014 Basketball World Cup. He had spoken of wanting the chance to win Olympic gold, but missed six games in the postseason with a right knee injury.
His decision to withdraw was first reported by the Mercury News.
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