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Kevin Love Backs Out From Team USA

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Cleveland Cavaliers center Kevin Love has backed out from the United States men’s basketball team competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics later this month.

According to Love, he decided to withdraw from Team USA as he has yet to fully recover from right calf injury that kept him out a significant part of the NBA season.

“I am incredibly disappointed to not be heading to Tokyo with Team USA, but you need to be at absolute peak performance to compete at the Olympic level and I am just not there yet,” Love said.

The one-time NBA champion was the second member of Team USA to withdraw after Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, who entered coronavirus disease 2019 healthy and safety protocol.