NBA center Mullens unable to play for Britain
Byron Mullens will miss the London Olympics because of an
injury, depriving host Britain of one of its three NBA players.
The Charlotte Bobcats center, who was born in Columbus, Ohio,
but has an English mother, is shelved for the tournament because of
a long-standing toe problem.
Mullens received his British passport in March and hasn’t yet
played for Britain.
Britain coach Chris Finch says: ”It is disappointing but we
have a very strong squad in camp.”
Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon and Chicago Bulls forward Luol
Deng are the other NBA players on the Britain squad, which was
allowed to compete at the Olympics by the International Basketball
Federation despite not qualifying.