The reigning NBA MVP and Golden State Warriors star won't represent team USA during the summer Olympics.
Don't make plans to see NBA superstar Steph Curry at the 2016 Olympics because the reigning two-time MVP has opted out of the summer games.
According to ESPN, Curry released a statement on Monday saying the decision was made with his wife, Ayesha and children in mind but ultimately came down to resting his body in time for the regular season's return.
"After a great deal of internal thought and several discussions with my family, the Warriors and my representatives, I've elected to withdraw my name from the list of eligible players on Team USA's preliminary roster for the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil," he said. "I believe this is the best decision for me at this stage of my career. It's an incredible honor to represent your country and wear 'USA' on your chest, but my primary basketball-related objective this summer needs to focus on my body and getting ready for the 2016-17 NBA season."
The family man and father of two has never appeared in an Olympic game but hopes he will have an opportunity to represent in the future.
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