Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – USA Basketball is trying to keep the roster of NBA pros together heading into the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. After losing Derrick Rose, Chauncey Billups, and Dwight Howard to injuries, Heat superstar Dwyane Wade is sounding less than 100 percent sure he will play.
“I told them, I said, ‘Listen, I’m just going to see how I feel,” Wade said according to NBA.com. “This is about being health – I think for all of us, going into the summer healthy – and taking it from there.”
Wade’s physical style of offense has taken a toll on him over the years. During the current season, Wade has missed games at different points in the season and LeBron James has carried the Heat for most of the year.
Still, Wade’s competitiveness and his desire to put together one more Olympic gold medal will likely keep him in the Olympics mix if at all possible.
The US team in the Olympics is expected to feature LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden to name a few. Team USA’s biggest competition will likely come from the Spanish team.