Silver: International competition 'a big risk' for stars

Silver: International competition 'a big risk' for stars
August 22, 2014, 9:30 am
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Adam Silver replaced David Stern as the NBA commissioner in February 2014. (AP)

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In the wake of the injury to Paul George at the USA Basketball showcase in Las Vegas, the topic of whether or not players should risk their NBA careers by playing for their country has been widely debated, but mostly by the league’s owners.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver admitted that the risk is there for players with little or no financial reward, but maintained that it’s ultimately a personal decision.

“It is a big risk without enormous financial reward,” Silver recently said during a news conference at Madison Square Garden.

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