By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
Houston Rockets superstar James Harden won’t play in the 2019 World Cup. As Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports, the former NBA MVP won’t join Team USA in the tournament to “prepare for changes with the Rockets.”
Harden becomes the second American player that decides to not play in the World Cup after being named to the preliminary squad, following L.A. Lakers big man Anthony Davis. Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons also said that he’ll skip China.
Harden has won the gold medal with Team USA in the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2014 World Cup.